Call For Nominations: The Harvey B. Morgan Award for Advancing Health Policy

The Harvey B. Morgan Institute and the Virginia Pharmacist Association Research & Education Foundation are seeking nominations for next year’s recipient of The Harvey B. Morgan Award for Advancing Health Policy.  This competitive award, consists of a check for $1,000, a plaque and a stipend for registration and accommodations for up to $300 to be […]

VPhA Signs On to Promote Fighting Virginia Flu

Joint Statement Urging Virginians to Get Influenza Vaccinations to Protect Themselves when Flu Season Arrives as the COVID-19 Pandemic Remains a Public Health Threat As Virginia prepares for the coming flu season, hospitals and health care providers and organizations representing state and local government, businesses, educators, and many other stakeholders and communities of interest in […]

HHS Expands Access to Childhood Vaccines during COVID-19 Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a third amendment to the Declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP Act) to increase access to lifesaving childhood vaccines and decrease the risk of vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks as children across the United States return to daycare, preschool and school. “Today’s action […]

Pharmacist Advocacy Groups Call for New Action to Enhance COVID-19 Patient Care

Pharmacy organizations representing the interests of all pharmacists in the United States have released a joint set of policy recommendations critical to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.   The COVID-19 pandemic continues to put an enormous strain on our nation’s healthcare system and the supply of qualified healthcare providers is increasingly limited. With 90% of Americans living within 5 miles of a community pharmacy, pharmacists are positioned to […]

COVID-19 Resources

In today’s information-centric world, the news about Coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading faster than we can keep up. VPhA is closely monitoring developments and sharing important alerts as they become available. As COVID-19 continues to impact communities nationwide, it is important that we all take #StepsforHealth to protect ourselves and the communities in which we work, […]

Miss America to Join VPhA and VSHP for 2020 Legislative Day!

Miss America 2020, Camille Schrier, will be joining us this Wednesday, January 22, 2020 downtown at Legislative Day! We’re so excited to have Camille with us as we meet with Legislators!   Read More

VPhA Writes Comments on Joint Commission on Health Care Studies

The Virginia Pharmacists Association (VPhA) submitted public comments to the Joint Commission of Health Care last month following their studies on prescription delivery options and collaborative practice agreements. Please review VPhA’s comments below: PCPAs, Standing Orders and Statewide Protocols   Prescription Delivery Options   

VDH Program Supports Distribution of No-Cost Naloxone

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is pleased to share an update regarding the Virginia Department of Health’s no-cost naloxone distribution program effective October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020. In partnership with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), VDH will receive federal funding to support naloxone distribution efforts. This funding opportunity […]