The Hudson Headwaters 340B team is excited to continue our monthly webinar series with a September Session to be hosted on Wednesday, September 15th at 3pm. The one hour session is free to attendees. Below is a full outline of the webinar topic, full presenter bio, and information about the remaining sessions in our series.
The September presentation is titled, “Modern Day Problems Require Modern Day Solutions: How Primary Care Pharmacist Can Help Address Opioid-Related Healthcare Dilemmas.” While prescription opioids meet an important patient need in the management of acute pain, their prescribing is not without risks. Decades of ubiquitous use of opioids prescribe, as well as illicit use has created significant challenges for patients, families, communities, and healthcare professionals. The primary care pharmacist and community pharmacists are two members of the care team ready to support the complex care delivery models needed. This session will describe models of care where pharmacist integration supported the safe prescribing of opioids in the areas of pain management, neonatal abstinence syndrome treatment and medication assisted treatment of opioid use disorder within primary care. It will also highlight ways in which the 340B program was leveraged to support the integration work.
Meet our Presenter: Felicity Homsted, PharmD, MBA
Felicity Homsted is a managing partner at FQHC 340B Compliance. In this role, she works with health centers across the country to manage and improve their 340B and pharmacy programs.
Dr. Homsted is also a Lead investigator for the National Institute on Drug Abuse- Clinical Trials Network Research Study CTN-0116: Pharmacist-Integrated Collaborative Model of Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder (PharmICO). Felicity Homsted previously served as a Director if Research and Education with Turnkey Pharmacy Solutions where she specialized in auditing 340B Program operations and compliance.
From 2012 to 2018, Dr. Homsted was Chief Pharmacy for Penobscot Community Health Center Inc. (PCHC); Maine’s largest Federally Qualified Health Center serving over 70,000 patients across the state. She was responsible for the administration of four pharmacies, integrated pharmacy services and PCHC’s accredited community pharmacy and health systems pharmacy administration (HSPA) residency programs. She served as subject matter expert for the Apexus 340B Prime Vendor Program and faculty member for Apexus 340B University.
Dr. Homsted received her Bachelor’s in Pharmacy from Dalhousie University, College of Pharmacy, Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2006. In 2010, Felicity obtained her Board Certification as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist and the following year obtained her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Idaho State University. Dr. Homsted’s specific professional interests are quality improvement, advancing the integrations of pharmacists in the primary care setting, and healthcare advocacy.
Please click here to register for the September Session of the Webinar series and follow along as we continue each month.
We made it easier than ever to know when our webinars will be as they will all follow the same pattern: It’s the rule of threes! The third Wednesday of every month at 3pm.
See the preliminary outline below:
- Wednesday, May 13, 2021 – 2pm* – Michelle Fox and Amina Abubakar
- Wednesday, June 16, 2021 – 3pm – Sue Veer, Carolina Health Centers
- Wednesday, July 14, 2021 – 3pm – Gavin Magaha, Apexus
- Wednesday, August 18, 2021 – 3pm – Jason Reddish, Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP
- Wednesday, September 15, 2021 – 3pm – Felicity Homsted, FQHC 340B
- Wednesday, October 20, 2021 – 3pm – Hudson Headwaters Health Network Panel
- Wednesday, November 17, 2021 – 3pm – Colleen Meiman, FACHC
- Wednesday, December 15, 2021 – 3pm – Hudson Headwaters 340B Panel
+All times are listed for Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Questions about this event or looking to sponsor a future session? E-mail Steph at swillis@hudson340B.com for more information.