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American Pharmacists' Month

OCTOBER is National Pharmacists Month 

Essential Providers. Accessible Care

October is time to recognize pharmacists’ contributions to health care and all they do for their communities. APA, together with APhA, is getting excited to lead Alabama’s pharmacists, student pharmacists, technicians, educators, and industry partners in informing patients and caregivers of how pharmacists’ expertise can positively impact the lives of patients.

 

APhA has a national campaign for the 2020 observation, along with a website with easy-to-access media kits for social sharing and downloadable graphics—compliments of APhA. The campaign is designed for simplicity and impact. It focuses on the essential nature of pharmacists and their accessibility. Social media files and messaging are available to share on your own social channels. There are enough images and posts to keep your social channel up to date through October.

This year’s theme is Essential Providers, Accessible Care. You can access the website and the toolkit at www.pharmacistsmonth.com. Be sure to use one of the three APhM campaign hashtags in your social media posts: #APhM2020 #PharmacistsMonth #PharmacistsCareAPhA and APA want to help you promote your profession and get the attention you deserve among your peers, patients and community this October during American Pharmacists Month.

 

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 is National Pharmacy Technician Day!

Technicians, here are some things you can do to promote your profession:

Get Social: Talk about your role as a Technician on your pharmacy team, and remember to tag your social media posts with #RxTechDay.


Download Graphics and Badges to Share: Graphics are available for your social media and website, and badges/stickers for your pharmacy team to wear.
View and download graphics.

Join Associations: Urge your pharmacy to purchase memberships in national and state pharmacy associations for technicians this month.

 

Alabama Pharmacists' Month and Alabama Pharmacy Technicians' Day Proclamations

Since 2011, in recognition of American Pharmacists' Month, APA has annually requested that the Governor proclaim the month of October as Alabama Pharmacists' Month and the third Tuesday in October as Alabama Pharmacy Technicians' Day.


Proclamation Signing 2019 with Governor Kay Ivey, Montgomery, AL

Pharmacists Month Proclamation - 2019

Pharmacy Technician Day Proclamation - 2019

*Due to COVID-19, we will not have an in-person proclamation signing with the Governor. However, we have asked for the 2020 proclamations, and are awaiting them from her office.

 

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