APhA-ASP Operation Reproductive Health

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Previously known as the Women’s Health Campaign, Operation Reproductive Health is focused on student pharmacists reaching out to their communities to provide health and wellness services focused on improving cancer prevention through Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and improving reproductive and sexual health education. Through public awareness, community outreach, and patient-specific education on reproductive health and cancer prevention strategies, chapters have the ability to empower more patients to take control of their reproductive health.

Goals of the Operation Reproductive Health:

  1. Increase student pharmacist awareness of the needs for sexual and reproductive health education and opportunities for student pharmacist-led programming in the community
  2. Provide education on the HPV vaccine and increase understanding of the HPV vaccine use in cancer prevention
  3. Provide education on reproductive health including prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, hormonal contraceptive options, and access to hormonal contraceptives
  4. Promote the profession of pharmacy and the role of pharmacists as a resource on these topics

Operation Reproductive Health National Liaison: Jennifer Estrellado (

Program Results

Operation Reproductive Health was launched as an official APhA-ASP National Patient Care project in 2021. Since that time, countless individuals of all ages have been informed on HPV and the importance of receiving the HPV Vaccine. In 2021-2022 alone students had the following results:

  • 90 chapter participated
  • 6,477 student pharmacists participated
  • 321 faculty and staff members participated
  • 89 pharmacists participated
  • 18,177 individuals educated
    • 3,259 on HPV vaccination
    • 4,709 on cancer prevention
    • 2,261 on contraception topics
  • 1,571,879 individuals reached through public relations initiatives

Operation Reproductive Health Resources

Increasing Access to Hormonal Contraceptive Products
Many states now allow pharmacists to prescribe hormonal contraceptives to increase and ensure patient access. This 4-hour online interactive training program will prepare pharmacists to discuss the hormonal contraceptive options available to prescribe, furnish or dispense, in accordance with state laws. This training meets the requirements for most states that currently allow pharmacist-furnished contraception.

Test Your Knowledge - HPV Quiz
As immunization providers, pharmacists have an important role in public health and protecting patients from vaccine-preventable diseases. CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends the HPV vaccine for specific populations. Test your knowledge of HPV immunization with this short quiz.

Operation Reproductive Health Award Report and Recognition

APhA-ASP recognizes each chapter that implements an Operation Reproductive Health program in their community. One Chapter from each of the eight APhA-ASP regions are recognized during Mid-Year Regional Meetings. In addition, the eight regional winners, along with one national winner, and two national runners-up are recognized during the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition at the APhA-ASP Opening General Session and in Student Pharmacist magazine.


Recognition will be awarded to the top chapters nationally at the APhA Annual Meeting and 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 

Award Recipients

We are excited to announce the 2021-2022 Operation Reproductive Health overall results. Join us in celebrating the 2021-2022 Operation Reproductive Health National and Regional Award Recipients!

National Award - University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy

First Runner-Up Award - University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Second Runner-Up Award - University of Florida College of Pharmacy

Region 1 – Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Region 2 – Thomas Jefferson University Jefferson College of Pharmacy

Region 3 – UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Region 4 – Purdue University College of Pharmacy

Region 5 – University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy

Region 6 – The University of Texas at Tyler the Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy

Region 7 – Oregon State University College of Pharmacy

Region 8 – The University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy

Report Submission

To be considered for regional and national awards for APhA-ASP Operation Reproductive Health activities, chapters can complete an essay and submit a separate chronological list for the project events (e.g. Operation Reproductive Health Chronological List) within the APhA-ASP Chapter Achievement Report form. Guidelines and information on the submission process can be found within the APhA-ASP Chapter Achievement Report information

Thank you to the Supporter!

APhA-ASP Operation Reproductive Health is supported by Merck.

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