Public Policy

Don't miss what the Public Policy Committee has done! 

Advocacy 101 Webinar: 

This is a 1 hour webinar that gives the basics about advocating for our patients at the legislative level and at the regulatory level.  It is a brief tutorial of ‘how things work.’ Link

2021 Public Policy Updates: 

  • January/February: Advocacy: Caring For Lawmakers
    • It is very important to educate our lawmakers about our patients’ needs and the way that pharmacy can help.  Get involved today!  
  • March/April: Standards Based Regulation – The Big Picture
    • This is a significant shift in the philosophy behind regulatory strategies. “Rules Based” regulation attempts to specifically list activities that are allowed and not allowed. “Standards Based” regulation lets the pharmacist use their professional judgment to identify the best ways to accomplish certain standards and goals.

2020 Public Policy Updates: 

  • January/February: Advocacy: Leadership In Action for Pharmacists and Technicians
    • It is our job to understand the current rules so we follow them correctly, and improve the rules, using the systems that are in place.
  • March/April:  Advocacy: A Winning Game Plan, and a Winning Team
    • The game plan for advocacy is caring, prioritization, education, and persuasion. The next step is to build our team.
  • May/June: Legislative, Regulatory, and Associations
    • Do you know how change happens?  Through the work of elected officials and votes; government employees, inspectors, and boards, and groups of thought leaders, providing best practices and direction for the profession.  Legislative, Regulatory, and Associations.   
  • July/August: Regulation in Uncertain Times
    • As pharmacists, we have a responsibility to stay knowledgeable and get involved to ensure that our patients get the care that they need.  Especially in these uncertain times!
  • September/October: Leadership is Influence. Influence Makes an Impact
    • Our world’s problems may seem too large for any of us to impact, but there are many small ways we can use our influence to be leaders.  We can impact social justice and advocate for important issues if we just follow these simple steps. 
  • November/December: Focus On the Possible
    • As we push for provider status and other new possibilities, let’s focus on actually doing the things that we are already allowed to do!  Pharmacists can already set up collaborative practice agreements. Interns, technicians, and pharmacists can provide COVID Vaccinations.  We can send inhalers and other multiuse item home with your patients at discharge.  Technician roles have already expanded in many ways – are you using all of your team at the top end of their license, training, and competency?  While we push for more, let’s also focus on maximizing what we can already do. 

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