The APhA-ASP Chapter Achievement Awards (CAA) Program was established in 1974 to recognize outstanding activities of APhA-ASP Chapters at the schools and colleges of pharmacy in the United States and Puerto Rico. The program is an extension of APhA-ASP’s mission to provide opportunities for professional growth and improve patient care while advancing the future of pharmacy. The awards structure is designed to recognize superior programming among chapters that envision the future of pharmacy by creating opportunities for student participation. The awards program also embraces the core ideas of APhA-ASP’s mission to create new standards of leadership, professionalism, membership, patient care, and legislative advocacy among student pharmacists nationwide.
In addition to recognizing outstanding chapter accomplishments, the CAA Program serves as an invaluable information resource for APhA-ASP. Through the reports, APhA Staff and the APhA-ASP National Executive Committee are kept abreast of chapter activities. Participation in the CAA Program is required for all APhA-ASP Chapters to maintain their charter. Full participation in the CAA Program offers tremendous learning opportunities for members and the opportunity for chapters and individuals to be showcased during the APhA-ASP Awards Ceremony at the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition.
Chapters compete for 1 of 18 awards that actively promote the mission of APhA-ASP. Evaluation of chapter activities is done using their Chapter Achievement Report (CAR) and is based upon criteria such as originality of programs, number of chapter members involved, impact on the community, benefit to student pharmacists, and collaboration with other healthcare organizations. Chapters are also evaluated on their year-to-year progress, particularly in relation to chapter activities and membership retention.
In order to provide a baseline for evaluating chapter activities, certain minimum requirements have been established for the CAA Program. Every APhA-ASP Chapter is required to submit a Chapter Achievement Report. All Chapter Achievement Reports for the June 1, 2016 - May 31, 2017 reporting cycle must be submitted to APhA via the Dropbox Folder by no later than 11:59pm (PST) on June 15 in order to be eligible for an award.
All APhA-ASP Chapters must submit the following required sections of the CAA Report:
2015-2016 APhA-ASP Chapter Achievement Award Recipients (presented at APhA2017 in San Francisco, CA)
Chapter of the Year: University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Division A Winner Chapter Achievement Award: University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Division A First Runner-Up Chapter Achievement Award: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy
Division A Second Runner-Up Chapter Achievement Award: UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Division AA Winner Chapter Achievement Award: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy
Division AA First Runner-Up Chapter Achievement Award: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy
Division AA Second Runner-Up Chapter Achievement Award: Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Division AAA Winner Chapter Achievement Award: The University of Louisiana at Monroe School of Pharmacy
Division AAA First Runner-Up Chapter Achievement Award: East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy
Division AAA Second Runner-Up Chapter Achievement Award: The University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy
Chapter Patient Care Award: University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
Chapter Policy And Legislative Award: Mercer University College of Pharmacy
Chapter Professionalism Award: University of Southern California School of Pharmacy
Innovative Programming Award: Sullivan University College of Pharmacy
Most Improved Chapter Award: Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy
Outstanding IPSF Activity Award: The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy
Chapter Operational Leadership Award: University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy
Christine Rarrick (firstname.lastname@example.org): Regions 1 & 2
Nicole Clay (email@example.com): Regions 3 & 7
Alaina Darby (firstname.lastname@example.org): Regions 4 & 5
Michelle Leatherwood (email@example.com): Regions 6 & 8
The APhA-ASP Chapter Achievement Report is due June 15.