50 Stories from 50 States Challenge

The purpose of this Challenge is to capture examples of the positive impact of pharmacists in the community setting from members of academic institutions, pharmacist preceptors, and trainees.

Key components of the Challenge are that the stories are true and that they represent the breadth of enhanced patient care services provided in community pharmacies. Stories are welcome from any geographical location; however, preference will be given to submissions that highlight services in underserved communities. Stories will be compiled into an online multimedia library on the ACT Pharmacy Collaborative website and promoted on partner platforms. It will be publicly available for use in legislative, regulatory, and community education efforts, as well as pharmacy curricula, to showcase the clinical, humanistic, and economic value of pharmacist-provided care.

Download the 50 stories from 50 states call for submissions

important deadlines

  • Steps 1 and 2 of the Challenge must be completed by end of day Monday, November 29th 2021.

  • Steps 3 through 6 of the Challenge must be completed by end of day Tuesday, January 18th 2022.  Further guidance on completion of these steps will be provided to teams upon completion of Steps 1 and 2.

CHALLENGE RESOURCES

50 Stories Challenge Participation Guidance

50 Stories Challenge Example Story

50 Stories Challenge Permission Form

FAQS

Can I submit multiple stories from my team/school/state?

Absolutely! There is no limit to the number of stories submitted by an individual team or team member, an individual colleges/school or pharmacy, or an individual state.

Can my story include multiple practice sites?

Yes! Collaboration between practice sites can highlight the impact of community-based pharmacies and the care they provide. If your story encompasses care provided at multiple practice sites, you are still encouraged to submit and adapt the structure of your submission as needed. Email actforpharmacy@pitt.edu with additional questions.

Can I highlight published work in my story?

Yes! If there is published work by yourself or others that relates to your story and you think would add value to your submission for the purpose of advocacy, community education, or within pharmacy curricula, feel free to include a reference to the published work in your submission.

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