American Pharmacists Month at APhA

Over the past month, I have told you about our media outreach and our community outreach. But we cannot forget the things we did at APhA to inspire our own staff throughout the month. The American Pharmacists Month (APhM) team and Work-Life Enhancement Committee worked together to prepare activities to inspire our staff and celebrate all the great things they do to promote the pharmacy profession. This year’s theme was internal good health and wellness. Hopefully, these events will not only inspire our staff to continue their relationships with their pharmacists, but to adopt a healthy lifestyle as well.

Events for APhA staff included:

  • Blood drive
  • Health fair for staff and the State Department (our neighbor)
  • Fun walk around the National Mall
  • Introductory yoga sessions
  • Continued emphasis on the new APhA medication therapy management benefit for our own staff. We’re walking the walk

Now, as the month comes to a close, I would like to thank each of you for all you do to improve medication use and advance patient care. The important message of “Know Your Medicine—Know Your Pharmacist” was celebrated through scores of activities during October, and the message is really reaching the public. APhA also thanks McNeil Consumer Healthcare, national founding sponsor of APhM, for their continued support of the pharmacy profession.