APhA-ASP Chapter Achievement Awards Program

Overview of APhA–ASP Awards Program

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, the number of chapter members involved, impact on the community, benefits 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. 


Chapter Achievement Report (CAR)

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 (CAR) Form using their chapter administrative account information and the APhA Awards Platform online.

Chapter Achievement Report requirements

All APhA–ASP chapters must submit the following required sections of the CAR:

  1. Chapter Achievement Report Form (previously the separate essay and statistical information)
    • Section 1: Chapter Submission Information
    • Section 2: Chapter Operations, Logistics, & Membership
      • Chronological List
      • Chapter’s Constitution/Bylaws
      • Chapter Goals and Objectives
    • Section 3: Chapter Advocacy & APhA-ASP Policy Activities
    • Section 4: Chapter Patient Care Activities (Chapter and National Projects)
      • Section 4: Chapter Patient Care Activity - Generation Rx
      • Section 4: Chapter Patient Care Activity - Operation Diabetes
      • Section 4: Chapter Patient Care Activity - Operation Heart
      • Section 4: Chapter Patient Care Activity - Operation Immunization
      • Section 4: Chapter Patient Care Activity - OTC Medicine Safety
      • Section 4: Chapter Patient Care Activity - Women's Health Campaign  
    • Section 5: Chapter Professionalism Activities 
    • Section 6: Chapter APhA-ASP/IPSF Activities
    • Section 7: Optional APhA-ASP Reports
      • Section 7: Most Improved Report
      • Section 7: Innovative Programming Report
    • Section 8: Chapter Advisor Review & Submission 
  2. Photographs and Supplemental Materials (if applicable) 
    Photos and supplemental items should be uploaded to through APhA-ASP Dropbox. Chapter advisors and officer were sent an invitation. 

Reporting Guidelines and Forms 

The 2018-2019 Reporting Guidelines include:

  • Overview of Awards Program
  • Requirements and Consideration for Chapter Recognition
  • Description of Divisions, Eligibility, and Awards
  • Awards Selection and Presentation Process
  • Chapter Achievement Report Submission Instructions

You can preview the APhA-ASP CAR Form questions with this PDF document:
2019 APhA-ASP Chapter Achievement Report - Sample Form

Reporting Guideline Appendices:

Online Chapter Achievement Report (CAR) Form:

Each chapter should submit one form. Only one person at a time should access the saved. Access the 2018-19 APhA-ASP Chapter Achievement Report Form here: 
https://fs8.formsite.com/APhA-ASP/APhAASPCAR/index.html

Each chapter can create an account to save completed information and return to the same form. Saved forms should be accessed using the following link:
https://fs8.formsite.com/APhA-ASP/APhAASPCAR/form_login.html 


2017–18 Award Recipients

 

2017–18 APhA–ASP Chapter Achievement Award recipients (presented at APhA2019 in Seattle, Washington)

Chapter of the Year: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy

Division A Winner Chapter Achievement Award: University of Florida College of Pharmacy

Division A First Runner-Up Chapter Achievement Award: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy

Division A Second Runner-Up Chapter Achievement Award: University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Division AA Winner Chapter Achievement Award: The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy

Division AA First Runner-Up Chapter Achievement Award: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy

Division AA Second Runner-Up Chapter Achievement Award: Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy

Division AAA Winner Chapter Achievement Award: Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy

Division AAA First Runner-Up Chapter Achievement Award: University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Division AAA Second Runner-Up Chapter Achievement Award: East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy

Chapter Operational Leadership Award: University of Michigan College of Pharmacy

Chapter Patient Care Award: Eshelman School of Pharmacy University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapter Policy and Legislative Award: University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Chapter Professionalism Award: University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy

Innovative Programming Award: The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy University of Hawai'i at Hilo

Most Improved Chapter Award: University of Puerto Rico School of Pharmacy

Outstanding IPSF Activity Award: University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

Up-and-Coming Chapter Award:  Not awarded for the 2017-18 reporting cycle. 

 


Resources

Reporting 101 Webinar

Video Recording

Slides

APhA Staff

Crystal Atwell, PharmD
Director of Student & New Practitioner Development
Email: CAtwell@aphanet.org
Phone: (800) 237-APhA ext. 7586

APhA–ASP Awards Standing Committee 

Chair: Salam Kabbani, kabbani503@chsu.edu (Regions 6 & 8 Liaison) 
Member: Will Hammonds, whammond@samford.edu (Regions 1 & 2 Liaison)
Member: Autumn Petersen, autumn-petersen@uiowa.edu (Regions 4 & 7 Liaison)
Member: Chelsea Roberts, beaversc@goldmail.etsu.edu (Regions 3 & 5 Liaison)


Deadline

The APhA–ASP Chapter Achievement Report is due June 15.

Listing of APhA–ASP awards and scholarships