With the ending of October as American Pharmacists Month, CPhA-ASP Legislative Week 2016 was a joint effort from all California schools to host events that highlighted updates in pharmacy legislation and to encourage members to stay active and informed!
Throughout the month of October, we shared stories from Chapman University School of Pharmacy's faculty with #IAmAProviderBecause to showcase the full scope of care that pharmacists can provide. Thank you for your inspiring stories!
On Sunday, 10/30, we had 16 Chapman pharmacy students volunteer to give flu shots at a local health clinic hosted by our local state legislator, Senator Janet Nguyen. This event provided free medical, dental, and vision care to the underserved residents in the Orange County area. Senator Janet Nguyen has been a huge ally in the support for American Pharmacists Month and one of our pharmacy students administered the Senator herself a flu vaccination!
We had a great turnout for our Pizza Policy event hosted by Dr. Siu Fun Wong on Thursday 11/3. Dr. Wong explained the importance of advocating for changes to safe medication disposal especially in regards to hazardous oral chemotherapy medications. With the intention to better educate the public and modify current medication take-back procedures, Dr. Wong's advocacy supports safer environmental practices, improving public health and safety, all while empowering pharmacists.
On Friday 11/4, Dr. Tony Park facilitated Chapman's Get the Scoop on Legislation discussion yesterday. While students enjoyed ice cream sundaes, Dr. Park informed us about updates within pharmacy law and current legislation that is moving forward to enhance and expand the role of pharmacy.
Hope everyone enjoyed all of the events provided for the month of October and feels inspired and motivated for the future scope of pharmacy!