Medication Adherence Resources

Download the resource below to help foster communication about medications, what they are for, and how to take them properly.

Thank you for your interest in improving medication adherence. The resources provide practical tips to assist clinicians who want to improve how they talk to patients about their medicines.

  • Patient Education Medication Initiative: An interactive deck designed for doctors, clinicians and practice managers. It explains all the reasons why a medication education quality improvement project may be helpful.
  • How to Implement the Patient Medication Education Initiative: An interactive deck with recommendations and practical tips for how to set up a medication quality improvement program.
  • Patient Medicine Education Guide (for patients): A template checklist of recommended topics for the provider to discuss with their patients. There is room for the provider to take notes for follow-up.
  • Patient Medicine Education Guide (for clinicians): A template checklist of topics providers should discuss with patients during follow-up calls after the initial appointment and prescription. This is a patient-focused tool to foster communication about medications, what they are for, and how to take them properly.
  • Discussion Guide for Patient Follow-Up Call: A sample discussion guide to assist practices and providers with topics that may arise during follow-up calls. It helps the practice assess whether a patient filled the new prescription and is following the regimen as directed by their clinician.


Resources developed with financial, scientific, and educational support from Merck.



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