We Advocate for Minority Communities to Have Access to the Best in Pharmaceutical Care
Association of Black Health-System Pharmacists (ABHP) represents Black and minority health-system pharmacists and is dedicated to the growth and development of their pharmacy practice in health care facilities. The association provides up-to-date educational programs on minority health issues to help members improve their professional skills and the quality of care that they provide in their area of pharmacy practice. ABHP serves as a liaison and facilitates communication with other pharmaceutical associations and organizations concerned with health care.
- Vision Statement
- Mission Statement
- organizational goals
ABHP believes in pharmacists working in collaboration to establish a standard of excellence for healthcare that is equitable, accessible, culturally and ethnically appropriate to all patients.
ABHP believes that its purpose is to encourage members to promote the proper use of medication in black and minority communities.
ABHP shall foster collaboration, leadership, education, advocacy, and research that protect and improve the health status and quality of life of minority patients and to advance the practice of ethnic minority pharmacists in the health systems.
ABHP shall accomplish its goals by:
- Advocating the pharmacist’s value in assuring that appropriate clinical services and drug use control processes are applied to benefit minority patients
- Providing a forum for meaningful dialogue and idea sharing among members
- Promoting and facilitating useful information exchange between its members, health care professionals, organizations, and the public
- Developing and conducting education programs for maintaining and improving competence of health care professionals
- Promoting research activities by its members
- Recognizing professional achievements and contributions of members
- Representing the membership to other professional, regulatory, and legislative bodies, and or health care groups
Founded Nearly 40 Years Ago by Black Pharmacists
ABHP was first established in December 1978 in San Antonio, Texas by a small group of black pharmacists, who conceived and developed the idea of facilitating communication between, providing a forum for, and pooling the resources of Black hospital pharmacists. The ABHP was later incorporated under the District of Columbia law in March 1985. Read more.
Governed By a Board of Directors, Serving the Interests of Minority Patients, Their Students, and Black Pharmacists
ABHP is a non-for-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors elected by its membership. ABHP’s business affairs and services are administered and managed by the Board of Directors. The association's membership includes primarily pharmacists, as well as, pharmacy professionals in training, pharmacy technicians, and patients. ABHP has no salaried staff or regional chapters. Read more.
ELIMINATE HEALTH DISPARITIES
Our nation wrestles daily with its dark history of race-based injustices, even at the highest levels of government. Evidence of race and racism remains visible in our health, wealth, and educational attainment. Unite with America's Black Health-systems Pharmacists, and work towards the ultimate elimination of race-based disparities that exist in health, wealth, and education.