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The Section of Community Pharmacy Practitioners provides a distinct membership home within ASHP for pharmacists, student pharmacists, pharmacy residents, and pharmacy technicians who practice in community/ambulatory pharmacy-based settings and who are involved in direct patient care, leadership and management, and implementation of advanced practice models and education. The section also supports practices that offer ASHP-Accredited Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Programs and those who may wish to start a program. Additionally, the section provides a home for student pharmacists exploring careers as patient care providers in community pharmacy settings.

The creation of this new section reflects the need to further improve continuity of care for patients and to provide more seamless transitions in care, and will offer:

Participation in Section Leadership to Guide ASHP:

  • Appointed Section Executive Committee
    • See application process details below
  • Section Committees:
    • Advisory Groups
    • Committee on Nominations
    • Educational Steering Committee
    • Work Groups

Networking and Exchange of Strategies through Virtual and Live Formats:

  • Dedicated ASHP Connect Community
  • Podcasts, Webinars, and Virtual Roundtables
  • Educational programming and pearls at ASHP national meetings
  • Roundtable events at ASHP national meetings

Exclusive National Survey Results that Impact Community-Based Practice

  • Strategic forecasting of workforce trends in health systems
  • ASHP national survey results of practice trends
  • First look and insights about pharmacy residency trends and information
  • First look and insights about pharmacy technician program trends and information
  • Member needs assessment surveys

Leadership Impact through Innovation

  • Research and publications
  • Practice advancement innovations
  • Identification of new products and services
  • Interprofessional partnerships
  • Research and literature awards
  • Member-only resource centers focused on community-based practice and leadership

Advocacy Impacting Community-Based Practice

  • Legislative, regulatory, and health policy analyses at state and national level
  • ASHP influence to impact change
  • Strategic partnerships and collaborations

Application Process for the Section’s Executive Committee

The role of the Section's Executive Committee is to provide leadership, guidance, and advice to ASHP on ways to better meet the needs of community-based practitioners and leaders. The deadline to submit your name for consideration is November 2, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

Those interested in submitting their name for consideration must:

Learn more about responsibilities of elected positions for the Sections Executive Committee [PDF]. Please send any questions to

Additional Resources

Leadership Committee

Provide leadership, guidance, and advice to ASHP on ways to better meet the day to day practice needs of members
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