Enhancing Public Access to Contraceptives: Leveraging the Pharmacy Professional

February 23, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

Hosted by the Public Health SIG

Safe and reliable access to contraceptives products and services is an on-going public health focus. This session aims to provide an overview on the current role of pharmacy in delivering contraception services and advocacy efforts to improve public access. Methods to incorporate these efforts and prepare the next generation of pharmacy professionals will also be discussed. 


  1. Identify current legislation and practice governing pharmacy provision of contraceptives to the public 
  2. Describe advocacy efforts and future directions for enhancing public access to contraceptive products and services 
  3. Discuss curricular integration methods for improving public access to contraceptives 


Jonathan Thigpen, PharmD
Assistant Dean for Curricular Innovation and Professional Development
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice
McWhorter School of Pharmacy


Sharon Xavioer, PharmD, BCACP
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Chapman University School of Pharmacy

Jennifer L. Adams, PharmD, EdD, FAPhA, FNAP
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Clinical Associate Professor
Idaho State University School of Pharmacy

Allie Jo Shipman, PharmD, MBA
Director, State Policy
National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations