Care of Underserved Patients SIG

APhA Engage

Care of Underserved Patients SIG Community


Mission

The mission of the APhA-APPM Care of Underserved Patients SIG is to facilitate a network of practitioners, administrators, and educators who provide care for underserved patient populations and utilize the expertise and resources of that network to empower all pharmacists to provide patient-centered care to underserved patient populations.


Purpose

The purpose of the APhA-APPM Care of Underserved Patients SIG is to provide a professional community of pharmacists who are currently practicing within or plan to be involved in caring for underserved patient populations. This may include clinical practice sites or volunteer work with federally-qualified health centers (FQHCs), free & charitable health clinics, 340B pharmacies, or other community-based pharmacy settings, such as community pharmacies. The purpose of this community is to assist pharmacists in identifying and sharing resources for underserved patients, helping pharmacists develop new sustainable services in these practice settings, teaching pharmacists, students and/or residents about caring for underserved populations, investigating reimbursement opportunities, and performing research in these practice settings. 


APhA-APPM Care of Underserved Patients SIG Leaders

SIG Leaders

SIG Committee Leaders

  • Communications Committee: TBA
  • Education Committee: TBA

APhA-APPM Care of Underserved Patients SIG Committees

The Care of Underserved Patients SIG Committees and their charges for 2018-19 are:

  • Communications Committee
    • The role of this committee is to promote SIG discussions and SIG related activities and events through the Engage platform and other APhA communications.

  • Education Committee
    • The role of this committee is to identify educational topics among SIG members in regards to caring for underserved patients and provide opportunities to bridge the education gap through CPE, speakers, webinars, informational handouts, etc.

Call for Volunteers

The APhA-APPM Care of Underserved Patients SIG was established in March 2018 and is currently soliciting volunteers for its newly formed committees. Interested APhA members can join the SIG by following these instructions and then completing the SIG's committee application. Applications will close July 20, 2018.  

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