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Why Join SCPP?

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.


Advance community-based pharmacy care by championing safe, equitable, and sustainable patient services. This will be accomplished by promoting practice and operational excellence, inspiring innovation, and fostering meaningful collaborations across the communities we serve.


Community pharmacy practitioners will provide optimal care for all patients.

Section Opportunities

The Section works to optimize patient care and advance community-based practice by offering members the following opportunities:

Participation in Section Leadership

Networking and Exchange of Strategies

  • 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

  • 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

Additional Resources