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Dr. Janet Astle Chosen as APhA Pharmacists Provide Care Champion

American Pharmacists Association

Pharmacists Provide Care Champions

The Pharmacists Provide Care Champions Recognition Program is designed to recognize our most active and engaged campaign supporters. Every month, we select one pharmacist and one student pharmacist who have demonstrated a significant commitment to the Pharmacists Provide Care campaign and achieving provider status for pharmacists and recognize them as a Pharmacists Provide Care Champion.

Interested in becoming a Pharmacists Provide Care Champion? PPC Champions are chosen based on their campaign activity, including:

Referring pharmacy friends and colleagues to join the campaign
Sharing Pharmacists Provide Care posts on Facebook and Twitter
Reaching out to Congress, either by sending a letter or visiting members in person
Coordinating a PPC sign-up or another campaign-related event
"Sharing Your Story" in a short video
Participating in any PPC contests

PPC Champions will be recognized in our monthly newsletter and featured on the Pharmacists Provide Care website. Champions will also receive a Pharmacists Provide Care Champion gift as a token of our appreciation for all their hard work.

Keep your eye out for the PPC Champions feature in the monthly newsletter, and continue to actively support the provider status movement for your chance to be featured as one of our Pharmacists Provide Care Champions!

May Champions:

Janet K. Astle, BSPharm, EdD, RPh, is an APhA member and the Assistant Dean for Student Services at Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy. She has long been a strong promoter of provider status, and helps actively promote student involvement in advocacy at Duquesne. Beginning in 2011, the School of Pharmacy has had students travel to Capitol Hill each year. Last year, 195 students and faculty participated in more than 50 legislator visits to advocate on behalf of provider status! Dr. Astle and her student pharmacists will be traveling to Capitol Hill again in October. "Woefully underutilized as health care providers, pharmacists possess the knowledge, skills, and training necessary to contribute to patient care through healthcare screenings, immunizations, medication reconciliation in transitions of care, medication therapy management, disease state monitoring and management programs, and collaborative care agreements. Provider status would allow pharmacists to practice at the top of their license, within the scope of state pharmacy practice laws, to provide optimal care to medically underserved patient populations."

References:
American Pharmacists Association
Duquesne University Times

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