Program Charter

Community pharmacy teams partnering with Nova Scotians living with mental illness and addictions in support of improved health and wellbeing.

Principles

The Mental Health and Addictions Community Pharmacy Partnership Program (the
Bloom Program) is:

  • Patient-centred
  • Community oriented
  • Evidence-informed
  • Holistic
  • Collaborative
  • Dedicated to informed patient care
  • Supportive of patient recovery and discharge from the program

Commitments

The Bloom Program and its pharmacists and pharmacies will:

  • Develop and maintain linkages with community mental health organizations
  • Provide outreach activities to support the local mental health community
  • Enhance collaboration and communication with other health care providers, especially primary care and addictions and mental health care services
  • Provide local and regional mental illness and addictions information and resources
  • Provide education and training to all pharmacy team members in participating pharmacies
  • Provide enhanced clinical services to registered patients including navigation, referral, and in-depth medication therapy management
  • Participate in regular program assessment and improvement
  • Be fiscally responsible with dedicated public funds