History of the Association of Black Health-systems Pharmacists

October 21, 2015

ABHP stands on a record of leadership and service, for the betterment of minority health.



Black pharmacists of ASHP formed San Antonio, Texas


1st Meeting Las Vegas, Nevada; Association of Black Hospital Pharmacists (ABHP)



1st publication of ABHP Newsletter; Awards program formed; Allen L Brown, Chairperson


1st elections; John J. Scrivens (president); Miriam Mobley-Smith (vice president- administration); Theotus Butler (vice president-development); Sarah Sanders (secretary); Frank S. Emmanuel (treasurer); and Georgia Thomas (publicist)


ABHP obtained 5013C Tax Exempt status with assistance of Col. Samuel Shannon

ABHP Newsletter wins Indiana chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Bronze Quill Award in the category of Non- Profit Organization

Membership Committee, Educational Affairs, Fundraising Committee formed; participated in 1st National Survey of Black Pharmacists


ABHP presented 1st International Symposium; Topic: New Horizons in Cancer Chemotherapy: A Focus on Special Populations, in Montego Bay, Jamaica



ABHP participates 1st National Pharmacy Summit in Orlando Florida


ABHP approves formation of Regional Chapter


1st Series of region seminars is held in Washington, DC; 6 hours of CE; Topic: Diabetes: A Serious Disease,  An Excellent Opportunity to Provide Pharmaceutical Care


ABHP featured in ASHP Newsletter, African-American Pharmacists: Making a Difference


ABHP featured in the Miami Voice, Association of Black Hospital Pharmacists (ABHP) Holds Seminar on the Treatment and Prevention of Diabetes

ABHP Participates in 2nd National Pharmacy Summit in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

1st Wendell T. Hill Award presented to Dr. Arcelia Johnson, Fannin, Dean Hampton University



ABHP Website launched


1st Allen L. Brown Cardiovascular Lecture presented


ABHP approves a new Mission and Vision Statement


ABHP Executive Committee invited and introduced at ASHP Board of Directors Meeting

ABHP becomes charter member of National African American Drug Policy Coalition (NAADPC)

ABHP aids in passage of Health Disparities resolution in the ASHP House of Delegates

ABHP organizes 1st Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, Florida (meeting cancelled)


New by laws adopted

ABHP holds 1st Annual Meeting in Coral Gables, Florida; Theme: Identifying and Addressing Unique Opportunities for Patient Care; Topics: Health Care Disparities, Cultural Competence, and Health Literacy

ABHP Signs Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ASHP


ABHP forms a Joint Committee with ASHP as a result of MOU with ASHP

ABHP signs a partnership agreement with ASHP Advantage, to develop and manage activities of the 2007 ABHP Annual Meeting and Minority Health conference


ABHP holds the 3rd Minority Health Conference & Annual Meeting, May 16-18, 2008, Atlanta, GA

ABHP- ASHP Joint Committee holds its first official meeting in Bethesda, MD


ABHP announces its position on health care reform in a Statement of Key Principles of Health Care Reform

ABHP- Foundation received temporary 501 (c) 3 tax- exempt status

ABHP Board approves the joint Leadership Award with ASHP

ABHP approves joint Leadership Award with ASHP, the John J. Scrivens Distinguished Service Award, the Mickey Leland Political Achievement Award, the John J. Scrivens Distinguished Service Award, the John J. Scrivens Distinguished Service Award

The ABHP- ASHP MOU is renewed

ABHP notifies the Obama Administration of the important roles of minority pharmacists


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