American Pharmacy Association
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA), established in 1852, is the largest pharmacy association in the United States, serving more than 62,000 members. APhA‐ASP provides student pharmacists with opportunities for professional growth, opportunities to improve patient care, and to envision and advance the future of pharmacy.
APhA-ASP has opportunities for student pharmacists to become involved through patient care projects, community outreach, career programming, and professional development.
The mission of Operation Diabetes is to help patients in our community by conducting blood glucose screenings, providing education about the risk factors associated with diabetes, the importance of medication adherence, and lifestyle modifications.
Operation Heart strives to educate the community and spread awareness about cardiovascular disease prevention and management. Student pharmacists will be given the opportunity to utilize their skills and offer blood pressure screenings, encourage healthy lifestyles, and provide education about patient specific medications.
Generation Rx educates people of all ages about the potential dangers of misusing prescription medications. We strive to enhance medication safety among your youth, college students, adults, and older adults. Prescription medications can help us live longer and healthier lives, but any medication has the potential to do harm - especially when misused.
Operation Immunization has collaborated with various organizations to provide immunization services, such as free flu shot clinics, promoting vaccine awareness, and education to underserved communities. Through outreach events, students actively contribute to our local communities while maximizing their pharmacy licenses.
In order to address this OTC medication errors and misuse, OTC Medication Safety focuses on educating 5th to 8th grade students and their parents or caregivers. Our goal is to provide information about reading medicine directions, following OTC label directions, proper measurement of medicine, safe storage and disposal of medicine and more.
Health Policy and Advocacy
APhA Policy Vice President promotes legislative advocacy efforts and serves as an informed resource on health policy for organizations within UPPOW. The APhA Policy Committee represents UW at the APhA annual and midyear meetings where students around the country debate and vote on proposed resolutions. These resolutions represent what UW APhA students want to advocate for on the national stage.