Overcoming Barriers to Medication Adherence, Hosted by CDC

February 21, 2017
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. ET (webinar)

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Overcoming Barriers to Medication Adherence for Chronic Diseases

A webinar hosted by CDC's Public Health Grand Rounds

Medications save lives for countless Americans with chronic diseases. People with chronic illnesses like high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, and HIV can enjoy a good quality of life when they routinely take their medicine. Poor medication adherence is linked with poor clinical outcomes. While these facts may seem obvious, a staggering one half of patients in the United States stop taking their medications within one year.

Join our speakers as they discuss research, interventions, education, and emerging tools and technologies that may help overcome these barriers to medication non-adherence.


  • Todd Ruppar, Associate Professor, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri, Associate Director, Meta-Analysis Research Center
  • P. Michael Ho, Staff Cardiologist, VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System, Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Larry Garber, Medical Director, Informatics, Associate Medical Director for Research, Reliant Medical Group
  • CAPT Paul J. Weidle, Team Lead, Health Services Research for Prevention with HIV Positive Persons Division of HIV/AIDS Prevnetion, CDC
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