NCL Health Issues
Nearly three out of four Americans admit they do not always take their medications as directed, but failure to take medications as instructed isn’t just an individual’s problem; it impacts all of us — as patients, caregivers, employers, health care practitioners, researchers, and tax payers.
Having a serious long-term health problem can take away your chances of a long and full life with your family – if you let it. The Script Your Future campaign is designed to help you take back your future by helping you take your medicine as directed.
Script Your Future is now here to help people like you manage health problems such as diabetes, COPD, asthma, high blood pressure or high cholesterol.
Understanding your condition and taking your medicine correctly are important steps toward a longer, healthier life. This campaign can help you with tools like wallet cards and text message medicine reminders to manage your medicines and sample questions to help start a conversation with your doctor, pharmacist or nurse about your medicine.
The National Consumers League (NCL) leads the campaign, with partners from every sector of the health care system, including health care professionals, patient communities, family caregivers, pharmacies, health insurance plans, pharmaceutical companies and associations, as well as government agencies and researchers.
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For more information or to get involved:
- Click here for a list of committed campaign partners and sponsors to the campaign. (Current February 2012)
- Please join the ranks of founding campaign partners. To access form, click here.
- Do you have or know about useful tools and resources to help patients, caregivers and health care practitioners improve adherence? Click here to submit them to the campaign team.
For additional background on the campaign:
- Pre-Launch Report on National Medication Adherence Campaign
- The Case for Improving Adherence
- Literature review prepared by IMS Health for the planning of this campaign
Project research findings
- Focus Groups Report: Prescription Medication Adherence, Health Care Provider and Patient Perspective (June 2009)
- Interview Report: Results of In-depth Telephone Interviews With Health Care Practitioners on Prescription Medication Adherence (Sept. 2009)
- Interview Report: Results of In-depth Telephone Interviews With Family Caregivers on Prescription Medication Adherence (Oct. 2009)