Pharmacists will have new resources to improve community health and patient-directed advocacy as a result of a new partnership.
The American College of Apothecaries Research & Education Foundation (ACA Foundation) has partnered with the Pharmacists Planning Service Inc. (PPSI)-a California-based non-profit that provides consumer health information-will collaborate on nationwide campaigns.
In a press release from the ACA, Paul W. Lofholm, PharmD, FACA, said “combining the resources of these two organizations will streamline the administrative processes and strengthen our commitment to supporting pharmacists in providing services designed to improve community health. Under the leadership of its founder Fred Mayer, PPSI has organized or been involved in many continuing education events and campaigns to promote health care awareness and improve public health. We believe that this partnership between PPSI and the ACA Foundation ensures that these valuable programs will serve the public for many years to come.”
Lofholm also said PPSI has either organized or been involved with many continuing education events that promote healthcare awareness and improvements to public health, such as the Great American Smokeout. As a result, he says that the new partnership between the PPSI and ACA Foundation will allow for the development of greater programs that will benefit the public.
As per the arrangement, the two organizations will co-present public health education initiatives to pharmacists, other healthcare professionals, as well as members of the general public.