About APhA

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) is the only organization advancing the entire pharmacy profession.

APhA leads the pharmacy profession by supporting pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians in their role optimizing medication use and patient health outcomes and ensuring patients have access to pharmacists’ care. We do this through our strong and effective advocacy, top notch education, practice tools, and resources, dissemination of evidence, and opportunities for members to engage and learn from each other. APhA is the pharmacy voice at the table in developing national guidelines, policies, and best practices that advance the profession and patient care.

From our headquarters in Washington, D.C., APhA prepares members to thrive at every career stage and in every pharmacy setting with world-class continuing education, transformative events, unique practice tools, and timely solutions to complex challenges. We’re committed to helping them deliver outstanding patient care, receive due recognition, and work at a full scope of practice. Pharmacists play a critical role in helping patients overcome illness and live healthier lives through chronic disease management and the fully effective use of their medicines. APhA advocates at the national and state level to give pharmacists a voice in decisions that affect their future while promoting their undeniable value to health care teams. Our goal is to facilitate pharmacists’ delivery of the highest quality patient-centered care.

Find out more on what APhA strives to achieve this year through its 2024-2026 Strategic Plan.

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 Core Values

APhA Core Values, developed in collaboration with APhA’s staff, include Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence. APhA strives to incorporate these values, otherwise known as CARE, into everything we do. The following descriptions help illustrate APhA’s values in actions and behaviors.


We strive to produce meaningful products and services in the spirit of trust and partnership throughout the organization. To achieve success, we are flexible, adaptable, open-minded, cooperative, and inclusive.


We strive to meet the highest standards of ethical behavior. Equity, integrity, transparency, and personal responsibility drive everything we do. We are good stewards of organizational and human resources, and we are champions for our members and colleagues.


We are committed to seeking to understand others’ perspectives and appreciating our differences; treating others with consideration, thoughtfulness, and empathy; recognizing, acknowledging, and supporting each other; being fair to and supportive of our colleagues; attentively listening; and communicating tactfully and sensitively.


We strive to deliver high-quality, innovative, and best-in-class products and service that offer high-value to members and stakeholders.  We embrace a culture of continuous learning and improvement.