What We Do
American Society of Health System Pharmacists® (ASHP)
The mission of pharmacists is to help people achieve optimal health outcomes. ASHP helps its members achieve this mission by advocating and supporting the professional practice of pharmacists in hospitals, health systems, ambulatory care clinics, and other settings spanning the full spectrum of medication use. ASHP serves its members as their collective voice on issues related to medication use and public health.
ASHP’s vision is that medication use will be optimal, safe, and effective for all people all of the time.
Advocacy – ASHP advocates to help open new doors for pharmacists to use their extensive clinical knowledge to care for their patients. We regularly reach out to the Joint Commission and other Quality Organizations, Congress, Federal Regulators, State government, and other healthcare organizations.
Career Services – ASHP's CareerPharm.com provides pharmacy job seekers and employers a place to connect online with quality job postings and career advice. CareerPharm is also the only pharmacy job site that gives you access to the industry's largest recruiting event PPS at the ASHP Midyear.
Continuing Education – ASHP is one of the largest accredited providers of Continuing Education for pharmacists. We also provide Continuing Education on medication therapy and medication safety for physicians and other health-care professionals.
Drug Information – For 50 years, ASHP has provided an evidence-based foundation for safe and effective drug therapy through its AHFS suite of drug information products (AHFS DI, AHFS Essentials, and AHFS MedMaster Consumer Medication Information).
Meetings and Conferences – ASHP hosts a number of meetings, conferences, and specialty courses each year to provide health-system pharmacy practitioners with venues for updating their knowledge, networking with colleagues, enhancing their skills, and learning about the latest products and technologies.
Professional Policies and Practice Standards – ASHP develops official professional policies, in the form of policy positions and guidance documents, in order to establish best practices and provide guidance to ASHP members and other audiences impacted by health-system pharmacy practice.
Publishing – ASHP publishes the world's premier pharmacy journal, American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, as well as a wide variety of clinical and management references, textbooks, online products, and video training programs.
Residency and Technician Training Accreditation – ASHP is committed to assisting existing residencies refine their programs, helping prospective programs with the process of seeking accreditation, and making it as easy as possible for prospective residents to find the best residency program for them.
ASHP's Strategic Plan
To learn about ASHP's top priorities, view our Strategic Plan.