Pharmacy professionals encouraged to vote
“The goal of American Pharmacists Month is to help raise awareness of the value of the profession, and the decision-makers in government are among the key audiences,” Steven Anderson, president of the NACDS, said. “Pharmacy is doing a better-and-better job of demonstrating its vital role in healthcare and in the well-being of people across America, and demonstrating strong political engagement is another vital aspect of remaining top-of-mind among community, state and national leaders.”
NACDS RxIMPACT is persuading pharmacy professionals to vote using its effort called NACDS RxIMPACT Votes. The effort is using get-out-the-vote resources.
“Pharmacists are on the frontline of healthcare delivery, with nearly all Americans — 86 percent — living within 5 miles of a community pharmacy,” Anderson said. “NACDS members operate pharmacies in every state and congressional district. The health care access that pharmacists provide and the well-deserved respect and trust the profession has earned make pharmacists’ involvement in the political process even more compelling.”