Campaign for Meds Management Resource Center

The Campaign for Meds Management (CMM) Resource Center provides tools and resources to help you develop an action plan for medication management.

Go through this checklist to determine if you are having any challenges managing your medications. If you answer "No," check out the suggested resources. Or you can just skip the checklist and scroll down for the list of resources.

Do you...? Suggested Resources

1. I have a complete and up-to-date list of my prescriptions, vitamins, and over-the-counter medications.

2. I know why I take each medication.

3. I know when I should take each medication.

4. I know who to call if I have questions or need help with my medications.

5. I know the main side effects to watch out for with each medication.

6. I am confident I am not experiencing a side effect or allergy to my medications (rash, dizziness, upset stomach, etc.)

7. I am able to get my prescriptions when I need them.

8. I can afford all of my prescriptions.

 

9. I remember to take my medications as prescribed.

10. I am physically able to take my medications without help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources:

My Medicine List

Source: Critical Path Institute

Use this list to keep track of all your prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements.

Your Medicine: Play it Safe

Source: National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Includes a form to fill out with contact information for your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, and 24-hour pharmacy. Also includes a list of questions to ask before you take your medicine and a Medicine Record Form.

Interaction Checker

Source: RxISK

This tool allows you to look up your drug name and learn about interactions your drug might have with other drugs.

Medication Management: A Family Caregiver’s Guide (Next Step in Care)

Source: United Hospital Fund

This guide explains different types of medications, goes over a list of common codes used in prescriptions, discusses medication reconciliation and common medication problems, lists questions to ask about medication management, and goes over mail orders and financial assistance for medications.

My Medicine List

Source: National Transitions of Care Coalition

“My Medicine List” can help you and your family keep track of everything you take to keep you healthy—your pills, vitamins, and herbs. Having all of your medicines in one place also helps your doctor, pharmacist, hospital, or other healthcare workers take better care of you. Also available in Spanish.

Find a Provider Near You

Source: Nurse Association of America (VNAA)

This website will help you find a VNAA Member home health or hospice provider near you. You can also browse by state.

HomeMeds Medication Safety Program

Source: Partners in Care Foundation

HomeMeds helps with your medication management action plan by pairing you with a pharmacist in your community and developing medication strategies that work for you in your home.

Your Medicine: Questions To Ask Before Taking Medicine

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Print this out to take with you to see your doctor or pharmacist to make sure you are asking the right questions about your medications.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

Source: Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA)

This website will connect you to assistance programs and help with enrollment. They’ve helped millions of Americans  get prescription drugs for free or at very low costs.

Provider ADE Causality Flowchart

Source: QIN NCC (Adapted from the Liverpool ADR Causality Assessment Tool)

This tool can be used by a provider to determine if a patient is experiencing an adverse drug event (ADE).

For a patient version of the ADE Causality Flowchart, click here.