According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, every day approximately 2,600 young people between 12 and 17 years of age abuse a prescription painkiller for the first time. America’s biggest drug problem is not on the street…it’s in our medicine cabinets. In fact, prescription medication abuse is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States.
The Generation Rx Initiative, developed by The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and funded by the Cardinal Health Foundation, is an educational program that increases public awareness of prescription medication abuse and encourages health care providers, community leaders, parents, teens, and college students to actively work to prevent abuse. APhA-ASP is honored to partner with Cardinal Health on this educational program to expand the breadth and depth of this important initiative to the communities surrounding our nation’s schools and colleges of pharmacy.
We challenge every APhA-ASP Chapter to collaborate with pharmacists, educators, community outreach programs, and local organizations in your area to make a difference with Generation Rx.
Recognition will be awarded to the top chapters nationally at the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition. Chapters receive the following cash awards:
National Award Winning Chapter = $1,000
National 1st Runner-up = $750
National 2nd Runner-up = $500
Regional Award Winning Chapters - Regions 1-8 = $250
The top 3 chapters will receive an all-travel-expense paid trip to Salt Lake City, UT to present their chapter’s programming at the Pharmacy Section of the University of Utah School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies, held annual during the third week of June.
Generation Rx - Goals of Program and Partnership
Generation Rx Toolkits (Presentations, Handouts, and Resources)