Promoting Healthy Lifestyles with Disease Simulation Models in Community Pharmacies: The Healthy Option Study/L’etude Option Santé
The primary objective of this study is to demonstrate the feasibility of training graduate students, with at least a bachelor’s degree in health sciences or a related science, to complete health screenings in community pharmacies. These screenings will include completion of a diabetes and CVD risk profiles developed by Clinemetrica and the McGill Cardiovascular Health Improvement Program (CHIP) teams and currently available on the web at www.chiprehab.com and www.myhealthcheckup.com. These risk profiles are based on multivariate Markov models that have been scientifically validated and published. Clinemetrica is interested in developing turn key health promotion programs that can be shown to improve the health of participants and reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases such as diabetes and CVD. One of the primary mandates of the McGill Cardiovascular Health Improvement Program (CHIP) is to expand its health promotion programs into the community.