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1 Student National Pharmaceutical Association “Stablizing our foundation to solidify our future.” 2014-2015

2 History At-A-Glance SNPhA was founded in 1972 on the campus of Florida A&M University. Students from Florida A&M University united with students from Howard University, Texas Southern University, and Xavier University to form a student organization that would promote service to minority populations within their communities. Since 1972, SNPhA has grown from 4 schools to 81 pharmacy schools to date.

3 “Serving the Underserved” SNPhA is an educational service association of pharmacy students who are concerned about pharmacy and healthcare related issues, and the poor minority representation in pharmacy and other health-related professions. Purpose: plan, organize, coordinate and execute programs geared toward the improvement for the health, educational, and social environment of the community

4 Objectives To offer student members the opportunity to develop leadership and professional skills To educate students about and promote active participation in national health care issues To develop the role of the minority health professional as a vital member of the health care team

5 Objectives To develop within communities a positive image of minority health professionals To educate communities on better health practices and to increase their awareness and understanding of diseases

6 Locate your chapter Currently 90 SNPhA chapters

7 Local Chapters Insert name of your chapter

8 National Pharmaceutical Association The National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA) is dedicated to representing the views and ideas of minority pharmacists on critical issues affecting health care and pharmacy; as well as advancing the standards of pharmaceutical care among all practitioners.

9 Membership Benefits Community service involvement Long-lasting network creation, and advancement in to NPhA organization Over $100,000 in scholarship opportunities Hotel and car rental discounts Leadership and organizational development Career opportunities/guidance Regional and National Conventions The " Signatura" National Newsletter

10 National Leadership President Dainielle Fox St. Louis College of Pharmacy President-Elect Jessie Nia Hwang St. Louis College of Pharmacy Vice-President Joshua Blackwell Ohio Northern University Recording Secretary April Henson Chicago State University Corresponding Secretary Samantha Adams University of Tennessee Public Relation Liaison Sheila Liddell University of Tennessee

11 Regional Facilitators Region 1 Jarjeet Singh University of Maryland Eastern Shore Region 2 James E. Smith, Jr. University of Tennessee Region 3 Bryan McElderry St. Louis College of Pharmacy Region 4 Rene Banzuelo University of Houston Region 5 Olawonuola Abiona Touro College of Pharmacy

12 Project Chairs Bridging the Gap Nancy Edwards Chicago State University Legislative Chair/Membership Benefits Francisco Franco St. Louis College of Pharmacy Remember the Ribbon Karanita Fuller Virginia Commonwealth University Power to End Stroke Omeka Sanders Mercer University Chronic Kidney Disease Shawnda Herring University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy Diabetes Disease Patrick Maranon University of Houston Operation Immunization Joanne Angilot University of Florida’s St. Petersburg campus

13 National Office Executive Director Executive Assistant Carmita Coleman, PharmD Mrs. Elaine Anderson Executive ConsultantExecutive Chairman George Okpamen, Pharm DFelix Tran Pejman Ahmadi, PharmD PO Box 761388 San Antonio, TX 78245 (210) 383-7381

14 National Initiatives

15 Project Diabetes SNPhA is in strong support of Diabetes as one of our clinical initiatives. Diabetes currently effects 23.6 million adults and children in the United States. Roughly 25% of these patients are unaware of their condition. In addition to these staggering statistics Medicare has shown that at least 1 out of every 4 adults (~ 57 million people) are living with pre-diabetes. SNPhA has accepted the challenge to educate patients on disease state management, lifestyle modifications, medication therapy, and monitoring related to Diabetes.

16 Remember the Ribbon National HIV/AIDS Initiative aimed at towards promoting awareness, education, and prevention of HIV/AIDS within minority populations.

17 Operation Immunization This program is an immunization awareness campaign designed to increase the public’s knowledge about immunizations, while increasing the number of adults who receive immunizations. Chapters will be awarded points based on outreach events promoting awareness.

18 Power to End Stroke SNPhA has partnered with the American Stroke Association (ASA) on the Power to End Stroke/Smoking Cessation initiative. Chapters will be awarded points based on outreach events promoting awareness.

19 Chronic Kidney Disease SNPhA and Abbott Renal Care are collaborating on a new initiative to increase awareness on the risk factors and disease states that can lead to chronic kidney disease (CKD). Chapters are awarded points based on patient screenings, distribution of health information, and awareness during National Kidney Disease.

20 Legislation/Voting/Immigration This is a dual initiative focusing voting registration among underrepresented minorities and on immigration issues affecting the nation. Chapters will be awarded points for any events such as voting registration drives and citizenship drives or information distribution events.

21 Upcoming Conferences February 20-March 22, 2014 Region 1 & 2 Conference Atlanta Georgia (Hosted by Unviersity of Georgia) March 13-15, 2014 Region 3, 4 & 5 Conference St. Louis, Missouri (Hosted by St. Louis College of Pharmacy ) TBA National Conference Orlando, Florida

22 Connect with Us! Facebook – Twitter –@SNPhA Instagram –SNPhA

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