APhA Vision, Mission, Value Statements

Founded in 1852, APhA is the largest association of pharmacists in the United States, with more than 62,000 practicing pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians as members. The APhA Board of Trustees is responsible for development and approval of APhA’s Vision & Mission Statements along with an organizational Strategic Plan.

APhA Vision Statement | APhA Mission Statements  | APhA Value Statements | History of APhA

APhA Vision

The American Pharmacists Association inspires, innovates, and creates opportunities for members and pharmacists worldwide to optimize medication use and health for all.

Adopted by the APhA Board of Trustees – June 2017

APhA Mission

As the voice of pharmacy, the American Pharmacists Association leads the profession and equips members for their role as the medication expert in team-based, patient-centered care.


APhA achieves our Mission by:

  • Advancing pharmacists' optimal roles in team-based, patient-centered care.
  • Providing opportunities for professional development, recognition, differentiation, and leadership.
  • Disseminating timely relevant information and state-of-the art tools and resources.
  • Raising societal awareness about the role of pharmacists as essential in patient care for optimal medication use.

Creating unique opportunities for members to connect and share with peers across practice settings.

Adopted by the APhA Board of Trustees – June 2017

APhA Value Statements

APhA Board, staff, and volunteers are committed to living the following Core Values to create an environment conducive to the enhancement, development and support of our APhA community.

  • Accountability: We hold ourselves to the highest standards of performance toward reasonable and achievable goals. We accept responsibility for the outcome of our work, as well as the process that leads to it.
  • Collaboration: We are unified by a common purpose. We encourage communication, coordination and team-based approaches to address clearly stated goals and objectives.
  • Integrity: We operate with honesty, fairness, and the highest ethical standards to sustain a community of professionalism and trust.
  • Respect: We promote a culture of inclusiveness, celebrate our diversity by treating all people equally, value individual contributions and encourage open and effective communication.
  • Quality: We strive for excellence in everything we do, and continuously look for innovative ways to improve our work.

Approved by the APhA Board of Trustees, June 2010.

Learn more about the History of APhA.