American Pharmacists Association Launches New PharmacistsProvideCare.com Website
This week, the American Pharmacists Association launched the new and improved PharmacistsProvideCare.com, APhA's website dedicated to the "Pharmacists Provide Care" campaign for pharmacists' provider status and the promotion of patient access to and coverage of pharmacists' patient care services.
WASHINGTON, DC — This week, the American Pharmacists Association launched the new and improved PharmacistsProvideCare.com, APhA’s website dedicated to the “Pharmacists Provide Care” campaign for pharmacists’ provider status and the promotion of patient access to and coverage of pharmacists’ patient care services.
PharmacistsProvideCare.com is a resource for patients and policymakers who want to learn more about the recognition of pharmacists and their services. Additionally, the website provides information for pharmacists to help them get engaged and involved in this important campaign. PharmacistsProvideCare.com includes state-specific resources on the value of pharmacists as part of the patient’s health care team and advocacy tools so pharmacists and patients can engage in provider status efforts at the state and federal levels.
“With the start of the new 114th Congress, the pharmacy profession is optimistic that there will be federal legislation passed that will help improve patients’ access to health care through pharmacists’ services.PharmacistsProvideCare.com offers tools and resources to describe the comprehensive nature of provider status efforts and how they will benefit patients, pharmacists and the entire health care system,” said Stacie Maass, Senior Vice President, Pharmacy Practice and Government Affairs.
About Pharmacists Provide Care Campaign
Pharmacists Provide Care is a campaign of the American Pharmacists Association to educate the public about the role of pharmacists as health care providers and advocate for recognition of pharmacists and their services under federal law. For decades, pharmacists have been one of the few health care professions that lack recognition as health care providers in federal law. Extending provider status to pharmacists through the recognition of their services will give patients greater access to pharmacists’ patient care services, allow pharmacists to work more closely with health care teams to manage chronic conditions, help patients transition between health care settings, reduce hospital readmissions and control medical costs.
About the American Pharmacists Association
The American Pharmacists Association, founded in 1852 as the American Pharmaceutical Association, is a 501 (c)(6) organization, representing more than 62,000 practicing pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and others interested in advancing the profession. APhA, dedicated to helping all pharmacists improve medication use and advance patient care, is the first-established and largest association of pharmacists in the United States. For more information, please visit www.pharmacist.com.