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We are excited to share our 3 upcoming signature programs set to launch in the Fall of 2023. These programs will highlight faculty, students, and colleges/schools of pharmacy for innovation in community pharmacy practice. 


Through this initiative, we collected stories from community pharmacies and community pharmacists from across the country (including Puerto Rico!) to inspire and educate students and professionals about the importance of community pharmacy practice. This challenge was also intended to send a message to state and federal lawmakers about the value of community pharmacy as a point of healthcare access and care nationwide. Click the link above for more information and access to the multimedia library.  


In 2020, faculty and college/school leaders expressed the need for a curriculum framework focused specifically on community pharmacy practice transformation. The ACT Task Force responded to this request by establishing two workgroups and organizing a series of listening sessions beginning in April 2021 resulting in the development of this Framework.


This challenge provided students with the opportunity to engage with advanced community pharamcy practice and learn about the eCare Plan Standard. We received over 20 patient case reports from 16 colleges and schools of pharmacy across the country. These combined efforts resulted in a patient casebook demonstrating impactful patient care in the community pharmacy setting, which can be found at the link above.

We selected 5 students as CPESN/ACT Scholars in 2020 because of their demonstrated vision and passion for community pharmacy innovation. The scholars received a stipend to participate in the CPESN Midyear Meeting held in August of 2020. 


The 2019 National Day of Service invited student pharmacists to provide service to local CPESN pharmacies through advanced pharmacist patient care services. This initiative also provided opportunities for partnerships between colleges/schools of pharmacy and CPESN pharmacies. We had 36 colleges/schools of pharmacy participate with over 200 student pharmacists providing patient care and over 1400 patients were cared for. Click the link above for the full results and list of partipcating colleges/schools.

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