PPA - Supporting Pharmacy Issues at the Federal Level
While we can't afford to be in Washington on a regular basis, PPA does work closely with a number of National Associations on their advocacy efforts on the federal level. PPA receives regular communications from various national groups, is in regular contact with staff of several associations, in some cases attends their conferences and generally assists them in lobbying the Pennsylvania congressional delegation along with any other assistance PPA can provide.
Nationally, one of the big movements is around Provider Status. Pharmacists Provide Care is APhA's national advocacy campaign to achieve "provider status," which will allow pharmacists to be recognized as health care providers under the law. Being recognized as health care providers is critical to creating and expanded job opportunities. Support our profession and join the Pharmacists Provide Care campaign today at pharmacistsprovidecare.com!
Highlights of PPA's Efforts
Ed Bechtel: Proposal Would Help Medically Underserved Areas (December 20, 2015)
Recognize Pharmacists as Providers Under Medicare, Help System for Seniors - Patricia A. Epple (August 25, 2015)
National groups with which we are most closely involved include the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS). We also work with the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) and the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP).
National Association Links to Issues
NCPA - click here for NCPA's Main Legislative page
APhA - click here for APhA's Main Legislative page
ASCP - click here for ASCP's Main Legislative page
NACDS - click here for NACDS's Main Legislative page
IACP - click here for IACP's Main Legislative page
AACP- click here for AACP's Main Legislative page
ACCP - click here for ACCP's Main Legislative page