August 6, 2019
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) is deeply saddened by the horrific mass shootings that occurred over the weekend in Texas and Ohio where at least 31 people were killed. As an organization representing a profession that provides health care and support for communities and citizens around the country, APhA condemns any act of violence. APhA President Bradley P. Tice, PharmD, MBA, FAPhA, issued the following statement on behalf of himself and the APhA Board of Trustees.
National Pharmacy Organizations Address Pharmacist Well-Being Through Consensus Conference Recommendations
July 29, 2019
In response to rapid changes in pharmacy practice models and a changing and evolving health care system that impacting the well-being of the nation’s pharmacists, 85 individuals representing pharmacists and employers from across practice settings, schools and colleges of pharmacy, regulators, accreditors, and professional organizations have agreed to a set of 50 recommendations to address critical issues related to pharmacist well-being.
July 16, 2019
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has announced that it is launching the Well-Being Index, a validated screening tool invented by the Mayo Clinic to evaluate fatigue, depression, burnout, anxiety/stress, and mental/physical quality of life. The Well-Being Index represents one of the many efforts APhA has undertaken in its commitment to address pharmacist burnout and pave the way for real opportunities to improve the well-being and resiliency of pharmacists and pharmacy personnel.
July 11, 2019
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) congratulates Janet P. Engle, PharmD, PhD (Hon), FAPhA, FCCP, FNAP, on being named the new Executive Director of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. ACPE announced today that Dr. Engle will begin her new leadership role in September 2019.
July 8, 2019
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) enthusiastically supports prioritizing tobacco cessation as a health goal for Americans and, specifically, for uniformed service members. Today, the Surgeons General of the United States and U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force released a statement on how tobacco product use threatens military readiness.
June 18, 2019
Nominations are now being accepted for the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) annual awards and honors program. The awards will be presented at the APhA Annual meeting and Exposition in Washington, DC, March 20-23, 2020. The APhA awards and honors program is the most comprehensive recognition program in the profession of pharmacy.
Pharmacy Profiles Launches the Nation’s First One-Stop Repository of Pharmacists’ Credentials and Professional Information
June 11, 2019
Pharmacy Profiles, the trusted and verified repository of the nation's pharmacist providers, today announces its nationwide launch. A subsidiary of the American Pharmacists Association, Pharmacy Profiles provides a one-stop repository of all of the professional information a pharmacist would need to achieve and maintain full recognition as a health care provider. It will support the nation's pharmacists in unlocking their full potential as trusted health care providers and members of the health care team.
June 10, 2019
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) today announced the results of elections for the Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM), APhA-APPM Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and the Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS). The newly elected APhA-APPM and APhA-APRS Officers will be installed at the 167th APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, DC, March 20-23, 2020. APhA-APPM SIG leaders will assume their new leadership roles immediately.
June 3, 2019
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) today announced the election of Sandra Leal, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA, CDE of Tucson, AZ, as 2020–2021 APhA President-elect. Leal will succeed Michael D. Hogue, of Yucaipa, CA, to the office of APhA President on March 15, 2021, at the conclusion of the 2021 APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition in Los Angeles, CA.
Walgreens Forms Unique Collaboration with the National Council for Behavioral Health and American Pharmacists Association to Offer Mental Health First Aid Training for Pharmacists and Team Members
May 1, 2019
As the most accessible health care providers in the community, and also among the most trusted, pharmacists can play an important role as part of patients’ care teams to help address the growing need for mental health resources. As today marks the beginning of Mental Health Month in the U.S., Walgreens announces a unique collaboration with the National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), to provide Mental Health First Aid training for many Walgreens pharmacists and team members.