American Pharmacists Month is a great opportunity to celebrate the pharmacy profession, recognize your pharmacy staff and reach out to your patients. We’ve filled this site with ideas for activities and events that spotlight pharmacists’ contributions toward improving medication use and advancing patient care in all practice settings. Use these ideas throughout October—and all year long—to inspire your celebrations!
Remember: Email any coverage, clips, and event photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and use #APhM2017 on social media.
American Pharmacists Month Planning Guide
This guide will help you increase community consciousness about the care provided by pharmacists. You will find ideas for special activities and events that spotlight pharmacists' contributions toward improving medication use and advancing patient care in all practice settings. We have included many exciting tips and real-life examples of successful activities for every practice setting. There are more ways to celebrate American Pharmacists Month than there are days in October. You just need to choose what works best for your community.
October 4 is American Pharmacists Month Selfie Day! We encourage all pharmacists and student pharmacists to share their selfie photos expressing their love of the profession. Be sure to use #APhMSelfieDay.
Pharmacy Technician Day
October 17, 2017 is Pharmacy Technician Day and is an opportunity to recognize the invaluable contributions technicians make in all practice settings throughout the year. Pharmacists: Take a moment this month to acknowledge the work of the technicians at your practice site and thank them for all they do for you and your patients. Pharmacy technicians: promote American Pharmacists Month with your fellow technicians and pharmacists in your practice setting! For additioanl information go to www.ptcb.org.
APhA is compiling a catalog of portraits and stories celebrating our extraordinary pharmacist members. If you're an APhA pharmacist member, we invite you to share a story of a time when you provided outstanding patient care to positively impact the life of a patient. Please submit a candid photo along with a short, inspirational story about a meaningful, memorable experience with a patient, caretaker or family member.
APhA wants to help you send the right messages to the right people and generate buzz for your APhM events. We’ve put together tips to get the word out and give your audience the right impressions. The APhM Outreach and Messaging Page will help you reach your community, attract media coverage, get official recognition for APhM and use social media.
Friends and Family
Share the #APhM2017 facts with friends and family to remind them of all the valuable services pharmacists provide.
Patient Outreach Tools
Share these resources with your patients during American Pharmacists Month and throughout the year.