How Does AACP Engage?


AACP utilizes multiple avenues to satisfy its strategic engagement mission, which is to facilitate an enhanced understanding, utilization and recognition by the public, public policy makers and funding agencies of the education, practice and research activities at pharmacy schools.

AACP Policies

  • The strategic engagement agenda and priority areas are aligned with the organizational policy¬†statements developed through our governance bodies (Councils, Sections, Special Interest Groups) and considered for adoption by our House of Delegates.
  • The strategic engagement agenda and priority areas is supported by the evidence collected through our Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.

Coalition Membership and Participation

  • Successful advancement of any agenda requires the input and action of many individuals, organizations and stakeholders.¬† AACP collaborates with many organizations and coalitions to realize its strategic engagement mission and other association priorities.
  • AACP staff establish and maintain relationships with pharmacy, other healthcare associations and organizations, funding agency staff (e.g., NIH, NSF, CDC) and relevant nonprofit organizations to build and sustain support for the practice, public policy, research and training needs of faculty, and professional pharmacy and graduate students so that all parties are better informed of the practice, public health, research and training needs and development of the next generation of leaders in both academic and professional pharmacy.

Engagement with AACP Members

  • AACP staff provides updates and resources to AACP members via online resources, electronic communications, in-person presentations, as well as consultations as requested.
  • Information is solicited from AACP members via various modalities regarding their innovation, development, process and outcomes in education, practice and research.

Federal Monitoring and Relationship-Building

  • AACP staff engages in the continual monitoring, scanning, reading and interpretation of legislation, appropriations, public policy documents, reports and other relevant resources to obtain the most current information on issues that have the potential to impact education, practice and research that involves pharmacy schools.
  • AACP staff establishes and maintains relationships with legislative and administration staff (e.g., the White House, Office of Management and Budget) to build and sustain support for the needs of academic and professional pharmacy so that all parties are better informed in their decision making processes.