Dear New Hampshire Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Residents, Students and Supporting Members:

 

As the incoming President of the New Hampshire Society of Health-System Pharmacists (NHSHP), I would like to invite you to hit refresh and think about a new mindset for 2021. It is fair to say 2020 was a year like no other for the world. While the pandemic brought on many challenges, it also presented us with the opportunity to get out of our comfort zones to try new ways of doing things. I would like to focus on embracing the change and trying new things this year.   

 

NHSHP’s mission statement is as follows:

  • To advance public health by promoting the professional interests of pharmacists practicing in integrated health care system.
  • To apply evidence- based medicine to actively promote the concept and value of pharmaceutical care and rational medication use to all health care consumers and providers.
  • To participate in legislative/regulatory processes that affect the practice of pharmacy.

Please consider joining or renewing your membership by visiting our website: www.nhshp.org. Your membership runs from January to December and supports pharmacy advocacy efforts, continuing education programs for both pharmacists and technicians, as well as our dinner meeting programs.  Your membership also provides opportunity for you to become involved in expanding pharmacy practice.

  • Advocacy: NHSHP continues to support the campaign for provider status for pharmacists at both the federal and state level. The intent of this bill is to recognize pharmacists as providers and includes provisions for pharmacists to be reimbursed for cognitive services that they provide for smoking cessation, hormonal contraception, and collaborative practice.
  • Continuing Education Events: We will continue to be creative in order to provide quality educational events safely.  
  • Join us every Friday in March for our Virtual Cabin Fever Event! This is a great opportunity to obtain 5 hours of live CE. You are able to register for the whole program or for each individual session. For registration information please visit our website (www.nhshp.org).  

We are evolving our social media presence! Please visit our website at www.nhshp.org. You can also “like” us on Facebook and connect with us on Instagram or Twitter. 

 

As always, we are looking for volunteers who would like to be more involved with the work we do. Please reach out to any NHSHP Board member if you are interested.

 

On behalf of NHSHP, thank you for the work that you do every day to make a difference in the lives of your patients. It is especially important that we continue to offer positivity, kindness and empathy to our patients during this pandemic. Remember, tough times don’t last, but tough people do!

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 


Lauren M. Foss, PharmD, BCGP
NHSHP President 2021

New Hampshire Society of Health System Pharmacists


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