Program areas at ASHP
Educational services - ashp is an accredited provider of continuing education for Pharmacists, and other related health care personnel. Ashp offers access to multidisciplinary professional development ce activities for members and nonmembers including Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals. Activities are available in many different formats such as web-based, podcasts, multimedia, print publications, and live meetings. These educational services help to maintain and improve the competency of Pharmacists and other health care professionals.
Membership programs - activities and resources for members include clinical research and professional publications including a subscription to ajhp, weekly e-newsletters and daily briefings. There is organized representation at the federal level and relevant federal regulatory agencies about legislation and regulations that affect pharmacy practice, and communication with the public about the role of Health-System Pharmacists. Members are provided networking opportunities by their participation in our councils, committees, discussion groups and mentor exchange. Our members receive current practice tools and resources through our special interest sections and forums, educational conferences, and online resource centers.
Publication services - ashp develops, maintains and publishes a comprehensive library of books and multimedia products designed to meet professional needs and advance rational drug therapy in Health-System pharmacy settings. Further, ashp is a source of information for safe and effective drug therapy, pharmacy practice, and pharmacy practice research and technology. Ashp develops official professional policies, in the form of policy positions and guidance documents (statements and guidelines), in order to establish best practices and provide guidance to ashp members and other audiences impacted by Health-System pharmacy practice.
Accreditation services - ashp accredits pharmacy residency and pharmacy technician programs. Further, this service is committed to assisting existing residencies refine their programs, helping prospective programs with the process of seeking accreditation, and assisting prospective pharmacy residents to get the information needed to find the best residency program for them. Accreditation involves the act of granting approval to a postgraduate pharmacy residency program after the program has met set requirements and has been reviewed and evaluated through a formal process. Postgraduate residency programs are considered the best source of highly qualified clinical Pharmacists. Ashp maintains a longstanding commitment to well-being and resilience on behalf of patients, public health, our members and the pharmacy profession; including the well-being ambassadors program supported through a grant by the health resources and services administration of the department of health and human services.