BeMedWise launches 35th Annual Talk About Your Medicines Month
Medication adherence is a vital part of maintaining your health. This year, the Talk About Your Medicines Month theme is Medication Adherence – On track with your meds and your health. Our goal is to empower patients to maximize the benefits while minimizing the risks of the medications they are taking, and provide the tools they need to talk about their medicines.
Education is vital to medication adherence. Patients are ultimately responsible for taking their prescriptions as directed, but healthcare providers can set them up for success and help avoid pitfalls through mutual understanding.
There are various barriers that contribute to nonadherence. Being able to identify these barriers is the first step in being able to overcome them for both patients and healthcare providers, including tools to help promote adherence.
Read on to learn more about:
- What medication adherence is and how it is measured.
- Key facts to help you understand the impact medication adherence has.
- The roles patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals play in encouraging and managing medication regimens and the risks of not taking your medicines.
- Identifying and overcoming barriers to medication adherence.
Thank you to our BeMedWise Program supporters.