Policy Matters: Development of a Legislative Advocacy Week to Engage Student Pharmacists in Policy Discussions

  • Cortney M Mospan Wingate University School of Pharmacy
  • Katelyn M Alexander East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy
  • Caden W Cox East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy
  • Tyler Jones East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy
  • Nicole Hawks East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy
Keywords: policy, advocacy, pharmacy, interprofessional education, healthcare

Abstract

Policy and advocacy discussions and activities are generally topics that student pharmacists are less excited to engage in during their PharmD curriculum. These can also be challenging to integrate within a curriculum in a meaningful, impactful, and engaging manner. At a college of pharmacy, two student organization chapters (American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists and National Community Pharmacists Association) partnered together to host a Legislative Advocacy Week centered on the primary elections for the 2016 presidential race. This Note discusses the conceptualization, planning, events, impact, and analysis of this week.

Conflict of Interest

At the time of this activity, Dr. Mospan was a faculty member at East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy.

  Type: Note

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Published
2016-10-26
Section
Education