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Public Awareness

News Releases

The PPA Public Relations Committee promotes the efforts of pharmacists through events and media outreach. To view an archive of news releases, please click here or select the archived news release option in the drop down menu.

American Pharmacists Month

October is American Pharmacists Month; a time to celebrate your profession, recognize your pharmacy staff, and reach out to your patients presented by the American Pharmacists Association.

Pennsylvania Celebrates American Pharmacists Month 2015

Click here to view the PPA flyer which includes celebration ideas for your pharmacy site.  Get creative and use your imagination - this is your time to focus the public's attention on your profession and the impact you have on healthcare!   For more ideas and to view what some of your fellow PPA members did to promote pharmacy during October 2013, please click here or select American Pharmacists Month from the drop down menu above.

If you would like us to add your 2014 celebration story to our Facebook posts, website, or in our magazine, please email the information and photos to ppa@papharmacists.com.
For more information and ideas see http://www.pharmacist.com/american-pharmacists-month


PPA is proud to partner with the National Community Pharmacists Association for the second annual Tweet-A-Thon promoting pharmacists' impact on patients and healthcare!  The Tweet-A-Thon will be Thursday, October 2, 2015.  To learn more about the Tweet-A-Thon and to be an active participant or follower, click here.

Katy's Kids Program



Katy’s Kids program was developed by the Iowa Pharmacy Association to teach children about medicines and medicine safety. Presentations are given in classrooms by pharmacists and student pharmacists of the community to kindergarten through second grade students.

The PPA public relations committee has developed some helpful resources for students and pharmacists wishing to present the Katy's Kids program in their local community. These resources are listed below.

PPA Featured on Pharmacy Podcast.com 

March 18, 2014, Poison Prevention Week

September 22, 2014, Pharmacy's Future is in the Stars

December 1, 2014, Pharmacists Care Blog
March 22, 2016, Drug Diversion and Appropriate Opioid Use

Medication Safety Toolkits

Information on medication safety and other medication information can be found here.

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