ABC's for YOUR HEALTH                  

ABC's for YOUR HEALTH  Topics:



Common Diseases

Health & Wellness

ADVOCATE for your health                            ASK your health care providers
BECOME a part of your health care team   BE informed about your diseases and medications
COMMIT to being healthy                       CHANGE your lifestyle

Welcome to the ABC's for YOUR HEALTH website!

In health care, patient education is an essential element in promoting health and preventing disease.  With seas of information nowadays, it can be difficult and overwhelming for patients to search for health information and resources.  Additionally, studies have shown that patients who are knowledgeable about and involved in the management of their diseases and medications are more likely to have better health outcomes.

Goals of the ABC's for YOUR HEALTH website*:


Help patients to identify and obtain reliable health information and resources from a variety of reputable health-related organizations and websites


Provide patients with medication-related resources to improve medication use


Help to improve public health and eliminate health disparities

Topics of the ABC's for YOUR HEALTH  website*:

bullet Medications
bullet Medication and Your Pharmacist
bullet Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist
bullet Information to Tell Your Pharmacist
Medication Information
Be MedWise
For Medicine Users
Consumer Drug Information
Over-the-Counter Drug Information
Medication Errors Prevention
Medication Administration Technique
bullet Medicare
bullet Common Diseases
bullet Health & Wellness
Health Information Web Site

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 *Disclaimer: The information and resources on this website are only intended to be used for your general knowledge and as a supplement to the advice of your pharmacist and/or other health care providers.  This website should not replace the most current recommendation or professional and clinical judgment of your pharmacist and/or other health care providers.

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Thanks for visiting the ABC's for YOUR HEALTH website!

Updated:  1/9/2007
Created: 12/12/2005                                                                                                                  Counter
Web Master
Hoai An Truong, PharmD, AE-C
About the Web Master

Hoai An is Clinical Coordinator Pharmacist at Happy Harry's, A Walgreens Pharmacy Patient Care Center in Perryville, MD and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore, MD.  His primary responsibilities include overseeing the daily operations of the Pharmacy Patient Care Center, providing Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Services, conducting Diabetes and Hypertension Patient Self-Management Education/Training and dispensing.  Dr. Truong also serves as preceptor for pharmacy residents and students.  (For 2006-2007 students' pharmacotherapy handouts, please click here.) 

Dr. Truong received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2005 and completed an APhA/ASHP accredited community pharmacy residency training in 2006 at the same institution.  His residency research project, a survey on Perceptions of Patients on Medication Therapy Management Services Pertaining to Medicare Part D, received an APhA Foundation Incentive Grant for Practitioners Innovation in Pharmaceutical Care and a Merit Presentation Award during the poster sessions at the APhA 2006 Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Truong is also chair of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) New Practitioner Network Transitions Editorial Advisor Board and member of Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society, Maryland Pharmacists Association (MPhA), American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and Maryland Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP).  He recently became an Asthma Educator Certified (AE-C) and is also working on his Master of Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD.  He currently resides in Baltimore, MD.  For Dr. Truong's CV or Resume, please click on CV or Resume.