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Monthly Archives: October 2018

US Surgeon General Requests Input on Community Health Initiatives

2018-10-24T16:40:56-05:00October 24th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

The Office of the Surgeon General has commissioned a report demonstrating the intersection between health and the economy in order to show that investments in community health have the potential to improve not only the well-being, but also the prosperity of communities.

Dr. Jerome Adams believes preventing chronic diseases and behavioral health issues is more cost effective than treating them. Investments in community health is a key prevention strategy to produce greater individual and community health and well-being and ultimately lead to greater economic and overall prosperity. The Surgeon General will compile the available evidence and best practices documenting the connection between private sector investment in the health of their employees and communities and collective prosperity, and issue a report to share the evidence, inspire future research and provide tools and resources for effective, efficient community health investments that produce results.

The Surgeon General wants to build upon the community health work that has already been done and would like to hear from you about the initiatives you are doing to address community health and prosperity. 

Independent pharmacists are in a unique position as front-line health care providers to interact with and influence the community health through innovative programs. Click here to submit your ideas, examples, and experiences to Docket No. CDC-2018-0082 in the Federal Register.

Call For Nominations

2018-10-23T15:51:55-05:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Nominations are now open for the 2019 ACA Board of Directors. This year, there is one Regional Director seat for which candidates are sought as well as nominees for the position of ACA Vice President.

ACA Members may submit themselves or a colleague as a potential candidate to the 2018 Nominating Committee no later than November 2, 2018 using the link below.

Board&nbspPosition Eligible for Nominations Term
Vice President Any Full Fellow in good standing with the College. The Vice President shall serve for one year or until such time as their successor shall be elected or selected as provided by the ACA Constitution. The Vice President automatically becomes the ACA President-Elect, ACA President and then ACA Chairman.
Region 2 Any Full Fellow from:
District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia
For a three-year term expiring in 2022.
Regional Director Marisol Lopez will
be standing as a candidate.

The Regional Director shall be elected by vote of the Full Fellows within the Region represented from nominees presented by the Region. Proper ballots shall be prepared and distributed under the direction of the Vice President of Operations. Such elections must be completed no later than one month before the date of the annual meeting. Duly elected Directors shall be seated at the annual meeting of the College immediately following their election.

The Vice President shall be elected annually by a majority of the votes of Full Fellows cast by ballot. Ballots shall be prepared and distributed under the direction of the Vice President of Operations. Such elections must be completed no later than one month before the date of the annual meeting. (The ballot shall be conducted by the procedure outlined in the duties of the Nominating Committee.)

Nominations Committee: The Nominations Committee shall be composed of Fellows in good standing with the College in addition to David Liebman, ACA President, and the ACA’s Past Presidents. Ryan Oftebro, ACA Past President, serves as Chairman.

Objectives: To recognize and seek qualified nominees for the Vice President position of the association.

Duties:

  • Review requirements for nominees.
  • Review duties of each elected officer as outlined in the Bylaws.
  • Provide ACA with a slate of officers that is balanced in terms of new as well as experienced officers.
  • Provide ACA with a slate of officers that is balanced in terms of membership (e.g. ACA, ACVP, demographics, etc.).