The Center for Medicines & Healthy Aging (CMHA) is the premier authoritative consumer-oriented Web site whose purpose is to educate older adults and caregivers about principles and practices associated with safe and appropriate use of medicines in older adults. Although a number of Web sites provide general drug information, this site is intended to provide practical, unbiased information focused on medicine use in older adults, including the potential impact of combinations of multiple medicines, the importance of adherence to medication regimens, and other issues. CMHA's unique focal point of information, materials, and interactive tools will enable better self-care management and lead to longer, healthier lives.
The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Foundation has a proven track record of developing practical interventions for improving medication use in the senior population. The mission of the ASCP Foundation is to foster appropriate, effective, and safe medication use in older persons. The unique focus of the ASCP Foundation is the development, integration, and application of knowledge regarding medication use in the senior population and the practice of senior care pharmacy to optimize health outcomes. The ASCP Foundation has a history of leadership, innovation, and expertise in medicines and aging, and has collaborated with numerous organizations to address the information and education needs of consumers, families, caregivers, health care professionals, and the aging network regarding medication use. The ASCP Foundation is the research and education affiliate of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. Visit the Foundation's Web site.