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American Pharmacists' Month

OCTOBER is National Pharmacists Month 

Pharmacists are Easy to Reach, Ready to Help

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 launched a new campaign for the 2018 observation, along with a new website with easy-to-access media kits for social sharing, downloadable graphics and store assets that can be printed locally for your pharmacy, and American Pharmacists Month buttons that you can order for free—compliments of APhA. The campaign is designed for simplicity and impact. It focuses on the accessibility and expertise of pharmacists and is demonstrated through eight unique illustrations of how pharmacists help care for patients. Each illustration is available as a downloadable file that can be printed as a poster, banner, wall or window cling, or buttons. Social media files and messaging are also available to share on your own social channels. There are enough images and posts to keep your social channel going throughout October.

This year’s theme is Easy to Reach, Ready to Help, and replaces the Know Your Pharmacist theme that has been used for the past several years. You can access the new website and the toolkit at Be sure to use one of the three APhM campaign hashtags in your social media posts: #APhM2018 #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 16, 2018 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.

Join the Facebook Event: View the Pharmacy Technician Day Facebook event, mark yourself as 'Going' and share with your friends.

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 2017 with Governor Kay Ivey, Montgomery, AL

Pharmacists Month Proclamation - 2017

Pharmacy Technician Day Proclamation - 2017


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