National Pharmacy Week is a time to recognize the significant contributions pharmacists and pharmacy technicians make to the healthcare team and their leadership in ensuring that the patients at your hospital and health system receive optimal outcomes from their medications. Use the tools below to highlight your organization’s pharmacy team and share their work with patients, other health professionals, and the community.
Give your staff a pat on the back! Mugs, t-shirts, bags, and other gifts can go a long way to show your pharmacy team that you appreciate their work. You'll also want to make sure that you have giveaways on hand, such as posters, pens, banners, and buttons that illustrate the role pharmacists play on the healthcare team.
Pharmacy Week Invitations and Announcements
Make sure that people know about Pharmacy Week and the activities you have planned. These sample articles and invitations for your community newsletter or website will help you get the word out about opportunities for patients and others to get to know your pharmacy team.
- Open House Invitation [DOC]
Invite your organization’s administration and staff to an open house or host a tour of the pharmacy and share a glimpse into the daily operations of the pharmacy department.
- Meet-and-Greet Invitation [DOC]
Invite patients and their caregivers to meet the pharmacy staff and ask questions about their medication therapies
- Sample Article: Questions About Medicines? Just Ask! [DOC]
This article previews the Pharmacy Week activities at your hospital and outlines opportunities for patients to learn about safe medication use.
- Sample Article: Pharmacists Help Make Your Medications Work [DOC]
This article offers tips for safe medication use and highlights the role that the pharmacy staff plays in patients have all the information they need about their medications.
Share these tools on your website or the patient education channel of your television network.
Infographic: Safe Medication Use at a Glance
Learning how to take your medicine safely and effectively can be confusing. That's why it's so important to always ask your pharmacist if you have questions about your medications. This infographics will help you use your medicines wisely.
Video: Who’s the Medication Expert in the White Coat? [1:48]
Pharmacists are medication experts who can help you manage conditions like diabetes and heart disease. This animated video explains the ways pharmacist work with physicians and nurses to care for patients in hospitals and clinics, and how pharmacists help you take your medications safely.