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Government Relations Advocacy for Student Pharmacists (GRASP)

The GRASP program will help you become a better advocate, communicator, and leader for the pharmacy profession and the patients that pharmacists serve.


The pharmacy practice is constantly evolving and, as a future pharmacist, you have the opportunity to be part of this change. To make a lasting impact for patients, the pharmacy profession needs strong advocates. This program will allow you to hone your leadership skills and shape a positive future for pharmacy!

In completing the GRASP program you will:

  • Gain a better understanding of how federal and state government impact pharmacy
  • Improve your communication and leadership skills
  • Develop a more thorough understanding of the issues relevant to pharmacy

No matter what your future holds, this program will increase your marketability as a pharmacy professional.







Program Overview

The GRASP program is open to all PPA student members and is free of charge! If you're a student and aren't currently a PPA member, join today by visiting www.papharmacists.com/Join.


Students who participate in this program complete a series of modules that contain videos, webinars, readings, and additional resources. At the conclusion of each module, enrollees are asked to complete a brief quiz or exercise to receive credit.


The program culminates in students meeting with their state senator and/or representative at Pharmacy Legislative Day or in the elected official's district office


Those who successfully complete the program receive a certificate of completion and a GRASP lapel pin. To receive credit for completion, you must be enrolled in the program.






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