October 24th Live Panel Event

Panel Discussion on DSMES Accreditation

The goals for our upcoming live event include to celebrate the contributions of DC Pharmacists in improving the care of our residents as well as to increase awareness of the technical assistance available to DC Pharmacists through DC Health. We also hope to encourage an increased participation in the APHA Diabetes Certification Program and to engage community pharmacists to become nationally accredited providers of DSMES.



Dr. Vivian Nnacho Ayuk, PharmD, CDCES
Manjula Chitkula, RPh
Charletta Washington, MHA
Gwendolyn Daniel-Challenger, PA
Sacha Uelman, RDN, CDCES

Date: October 24, 2022

Ready to get your pharmacy DSMES Accreditation?

Sign up by completing the Make A Difference ‘DSMES Accreditation Assessment’ form

by 11:59 E.T. on November 30th to be part of the 2023 cohort!

The Make a Difference program developed by Sorogi as part of the DC Health’s Capacity Building Projectaims to increase access to diabetes resources in vulnerable communities in Washington, DC by engaging pharmacies to become accredited providers of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) services. By leveraging the relationship and trust pharmacists have cultivated over the years within the community, the program ensures DC residents living with diabetes will be better equipped and empowered to take control of their health.

Sign up for APHA Diabetes Certification Program

The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care certificate training program is approved for a total of 23.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit (2.3 CEUs).

Date: TBD

Time: 8 AM – 5 PM EDT

Venue: Virtual via Teams

ADCES DSMES National Accreditation Program.

Obtain Nationally Accreditation for your DSMES Program through ADCES
Technical Assistance is available to DC Pharmacies to develop and sustain their DSMES program
Application fee for accreditation ($1,100) is covered for DC Pharmacies

Make A Difference

Objectives of the Make A Difference are:

Build capacity, enhance training and technical assistance for organizations in the District.
Increase engagement of pharmacies in the provision of medication management or Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program (DSMES) for people with diabetes.
Improve access to and participation in ADCES-accredited DSMES programs.

Kalorama Pharmacy

Our Sorogi team wants to congratulate Manjula Chitkula, RPh on the accreditation of Kalorama Pharmacy. Majula is the pharmacist in charge and the owner of Kalorama Pharmacy in Washington, D.C.

They serve the community as a retail pharmacy helping customers with their prescription needs, providing counseling for Diabetes, Natural and Herbal medicine, seasonal vaccines, COVID-19 Vaccines, and other travel vaccine services as well. They also serve local schools, and senior living homes with their vaccine needs.

Now that they are accredited as DSMES providers, they are able to provide Diabetes education and counseling to their customers who need help with it. Join us in congratulating Kalorama Pharmacy for this amazing achievement!

Interested? Email us and provide best contact information for a Sorogi team member to reach out with more registration information!

“Sorogi is excited and honored to lead this initiative in the District, foster community partnerships, and provide required training to our inaugural pharmacy ambassadors as they begin their journey to obtain national accreditation and become trusted providers of diabetes education and support.”

Dr. Vivian Nnacho Ayuk, PharmD, CDCES (CEO)

Additional Resources

Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) Training Series