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Digital Seminar

Innovative Cost-Conscious Prescriptive Decisions in Chronic Disease Treatment

Martha Ndung'u, PharmD
2 Hours
Audio and Video
Mar 21, 2024
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Digital Seminar


Be inspired to make positive changes in underserved and low-income healthcare, promoting cost-conscious decisions without sacrificing quality care. Martha Ndung’u, PharmD will share her expertise and passion for innovative cost-conscious prescriptive strategies, databases and tools for cost analysis, drug formulary selection, and real-world successes. You will be empowered with the knowledge and skills to make cost-conscious decisions in chronic disease treatment.


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

* Credit Note - **

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Program content is reviewed periodically per accrediting board rules for currency and appropriateness for credit. Credit approvals are subject to change. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education, as well as which credit types are acceptable for continuing education hours. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. 
For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before purchase.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see the statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

* Credit Note - ---

Earn up to 2.0 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 

Nurses - Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

This self-study program offers 120 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 2.0 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement. 

Nurses - Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists - ANCC

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 2.0 contact hours. Expires: 01/16/2027.

Nurses - California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 2.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Nurses - Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 2.0 self-study contact hours.

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Nurses - Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 2.0 self-study contact hours. Please email with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Physicians - Physicians

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 03/21/2024. It was last reviewed on 01/17/2024 and is valid until 01/17/2027.


Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.

Physicians Assistants - Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME such as PESI. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 2.0 hours for completing this self-study program. This activity was originally recorded on 03/21/2024. It was last reviewed on 01/17/2024 and is valid until 01/17/2027


PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 2.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Martha Ndung'u, PharmD's Profile

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Dr. Ndung’u is originally from Kenya and a love for helping others and science led her to pursue a career in pharmacy. She is especially passionate about public health and closing health disparity gaps in under-served communities.

She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy with an emphasis in global health from the University of Pittsburgh. While getting her doctorate, she also completed a public health fellowship focusing on providing health education at the Allegheny County Jail. She then completed a PGY-1 primary care residency at Touro University in partnership with the FQHC Lifelong Medical Care.

Her research ranges from global health, looking at the Namibian health care system and the self-care approach of patients with diabetes in Honduras, to local, assessing public healthcare perceptions among sub-Saharan African immigrants and medication access in minority populations in the United States. During the pandemic, she also did scholarly work in the scholarship of teaching and learning earning her the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ New Practitioner Achievement Award.

Dr. Ndung’u is currently an assistant professor of global health and health equity for the Grace Lamsam Program for the Underserved in the Department of Pharmacy & Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. She co-directs the Global Health Area of Concentration and co-directs pharmacy operations at the Birmingham Free Clinic where she also helps coordinate their PGY-2 residency in global health.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Martha Ndung'u has employment relationships with University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Martha Ndung'u is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American College of Clinical Pharmacists, and the National Pharmaceutical Association.

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Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.

Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


  1. Explore the economic impact of chronic diseases and their management in underserved and low-income patients.
  2. Evaluate the cost-effectiveness of treatment options for chronic diseases.
  3. Discover innovative approaches to managing chronic diseases on a limited budget.
  4. Acquire practical tools and resources for making cost-conscious decisions in treatment.


Economic Impact of Chronic Diseases
  • The burden of chronic diseases
  • Significance of underserved and low-income healthcare
  • Cost breakdown of managing chronic diseases
  • Pharmacoequity: The challenges of cost-effective care
Cost-Effective Analysis
  • Principles of cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Case studies: Comparing treatment options
  • Identifying high-value interventions
Innovative Strategies for Cost-Conscious Care
  • Leveraging technology and community partnerships
  • Collaborative care models
  • Patient education and self-management
Real-World Success Stories
  • Showcase cost-conscious programs
  • Lessons learned from global healthcare initiatives
Practical Tools and Resources
  • Accessible databases and tools for cost analysis
  • Drug formulary selection and utilization
  • Patient-centered decision-making


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