Daniel G. Garrett, MS, FASHP
Medication Adherence Programs
American Pharmacists Association Foundation
As senior director for medication adherence programs for the APhA Foundation, Dan Garrett leads the Patient Self-Management program, which is focused on replicating and expanding the “Asheville Project Model” for large employers in diverse markets. The program now includes 70 employers in 15 states, and programs for patients with diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, asthma and depression.
As former executive director of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists, Dan helped unify four state pharmacy organizations, passed the Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner Act and Pharmacy Technician Statutes and developed the Diabetes Community Health Project. During Dan’s 20+ years as a hospital pharmacy director, he continually spearheaded quality improvement processes for efficient utilization of pharmaceutical services and enhanced standards of care. Dan facilitated the original “Asheville Project” and founded both the Western North Carolina Pharmacy Co-op and the North Carolina Center for Pharmaceutical Care. He is a writer and frequent presenter on clinical and administrative pharmacy topics and co-author of the book, Testing the Limits of Teams…Implementing Self-Management in Health Care.
Dan received his master’s degree from Central Michigan University (Mt. Pleasant, MI) and his bachelor’s degree from Ferris State University (Big Rapids, MI). He is a Fellow of the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists.