Vision and Mission for the Pharmacy Profession

APhA Vision for the Profession


Pharmacists are essential for optimizing medication use and improving patient health.

Adopted by the APhA Board of Trustees, June 2011.

Mission of Pharmacy Practice


To serve society as the profession responsible for the appropriate use of medications, devices, and services to achieve optimal therapeutic outcomes.


Adopted by the APhA House of Delegates – March 1991

Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners (JCPP) Vision of Pharmacy Practice 2015


Pharmacists will be the health care professionals responsible for providing patient care that ensures optimal medication therapy outcomes.

Adopted by the APhA Board of Trustees – January 2005