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What is the P3 Program?

The P3 (Patients, Pharmacists, Partnerships) Program delivers the most unique, effective, and proven solutions to chronic disease self-management and patient-centered health education. The P3 Program utilizes board certified and trained pharmacists to provide the best pharmacy solutions to your unique population (federal, state, or commercial employees). The program is tailored to identify any potential medication related problem or health care risk, and help mitigate those risks. Many patients have benefited from the P3 Program since it was established in 2006.

What is the history of the P3 Program?

The P3 Program began in 2006, with one employer in Western Maryland, and has since expanded to many self-insured employers across the region. Through this program, specially trained pharmacist coaches apply a model of care that provides step-by-step guidance in medication adherence, lifestyle changes, and self-care skills. Through a dynamic partnership, the P3 Program provides a growing number of employers assistance in improving their employees' health management skills. The P3 Program has served hundreds of patients in the mid-Atlantic region, including Maryland.

What is the connection between CIPS and P3?

CIPS is the leader in delivering health care and business solutions to a wide range of health problems and challenges by optimizing medication management through its P3 Program, technology, program management and consulting services, training and education programs, and research. The P3 Program is the clinical arm of CIPS. CIPS programs and activities deliver products and services that address medication-related gaps in health care and promote improved medication effectiveness at the patient, provider, and health system levels.

How can I collaborate with CIPS through submitting a contract, grant, or other collaboration?

The CIPS team welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with you and provide business solutions to complex patient or system problems or education. Please contact us at (410) 706-1257 or

How can CIPS help me improve my STAR ratings?

CIPS has worked with a number of large systems to reduce hospitalization, reduce costs, and implement programs that improve quality and performance. Our state-of-the-art P3 eHealth Center responds to customers calls and has demonstrated patient satisfaction by responding to questions, improving drug safety with clinically recommended drug therapy, and significant enhancing in the plan over time.

Is my donation tax deductible?

If it is determined that you have submitted a tax-deductible donation, you will be mailed a separate receipt for tax purposes if no goods or services were rendered. We are grateful for individuals and organizations who share our vision of addressing critical health care needs. We appreciate all individuals and organization who contribute to supporting the center. All gifts are tax deductible and are coordinated through the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs.

Information on how to get involved with CIPS

Trainings and Education

CIPS provides opportunities for health care professionals, post-graduate residents, fellows, and students to learn about ambulatory care practice, program management, and administration, including the use of eHealth services.CIPS engages learnersCIPS engages learners through problem solving, critical thinking, continuous peer evaluation, and self-assessment. Explore currently available education and training opportunities in the table below.

Available Education and Training Opportunities
  • Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE)
  • Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
  • Special Projects
Residents and Fellows
  • Administration Experience
  • Ambulatory Care Clinical Practice Experience Using Technology
  • Transitions of Care Experience
Health Care Professionals
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Administration
  • Research and Publications
Take Your Learning to the Next Level with CIPS
Are you a student who is looking for a special project or research opportunity? To learn more about the outstanding opportunities available with CIPS to further your training, please contact the center at (410) 706-1257 or