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APhA preparing to celebrate pharmacists for American Pharmacists Month in October


WASHINGTON - Every October is American Pharmacists Month and the American Pharmacists Association on Thursday devoted part of its website to highlighting the importance of the month and to support the profession’s engagement. On the site there are tips on outreach and messaging to spread the word, a variety of ideas to inspire activities and events, and promotional items featuring the theme and the “Know Your Pharmacist—Know Your Medicine” logo.

For American Pharmacists Month 2016, APhA will participate in a number of activities, including a Capitol Hill Health Fair on Sept. 22 where members of Congress, staff and the general public can get their flu shots and health screenings, including bone density, glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, and body composition; and media and social media campaigns.

The APhA message is based on one essential fact seen in pharmacies, clinics and other health care sites every day: The more patients interact with their pharmacist, the more they will know about their medications.

American Pharmacists Month celebrates the accomplishments of pharmacists and educates patients, the public, policy makers and other health professionals about pharmacists’ expanding role in patient care as integral members of the health care team.

The month-long observance recognizes the impact that pharmacists have on improving medication use and advancing patient care throughout all practice settings. It is a way to motivate and galvanize the pharmacy profession, while also inspiring the community to “Know Your Pharmacist—Know Your Medicine,” the theme for American Pharmacists Month.


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