Team Led By Dr. Jordan Covvey Authors A Casebook For Public Health In Pharmacy

Covvey CoverDr. Jordan Covvey, assistant professor of pharmacy administration, served as the lead editor for Public Health in Pharmacy Practice: A Casebook released Wednesday, January 22. Dr. Covvey recruited and organized an editorial team of seven individuals and a writing team of 37 authors that produced 21 chapters of content.

The project took over 18 months to complete, and chapters in the casebook cover a wide variety of topics including health promotion and disease prevention, health literacy, medication safety, sexually transmitted infections, interprofessional collaboration, global health, cross-cultural communication, social determinants of health, immunizations, rural health, women's health, emergency preparedness and more.

"I could not be more excited to announce completion of this casebook, which is the culmination of the hard work of so many individuals in different areas of public health pharmacy," Dr. Covvey said. "Working with this team has been brilliant and the text is as diverse in topics as the group is in perspective and experience. I am hopeful that this text can be incorporated into pharmacy education across many settings, whether it be a stand-alone public health course, longitudinal incorporation of public health topics across the curriculum, or as practice for students in the experiential phase of their education."

The editorial team and chapter authors represent colleges and schools across the country and were organized through the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Public Health Special Interest Group (SIG), a group of pharmacy educators interested and engaged in all aspects of public health practice including clinical activities, research, teaching and service. More information about the Public Health SIG is available on the AACP website.

The goal was to create a casebook relevant to public health in pharmacy practice. While several high-quality didactic textbooks on the topic are currently available, this casebook was created to compliment these offerings and to help deliver practical and case-based public health education for students in the pharmacy context.

Cases provide educators and learners with a set of objectives and an introduction to the topic area. This is followed by presentation of a case and associated case questions to work through. The chapter closes with an author commentary and recommendations for patient approaches and opportunities.

Over time and future editions, the editors hope to expand chapters into other areas of public health practice as is appropriate and/or desired.

Development of this text as an open educational resource (OER) means that it is available for faculty to utilize under a CC BY-NC: Attribution-NonCommercial license. More information is available at or by contacting Dr. Covvey at

This casebook was created in collaboration with SUNY OER Services. For more information, please visit the SUNY OER website.

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