Interested in serving on any of our Committees?

Here are details regarding our standing committees.

Standing Committees

(a) Awards & Scholarship Committee: The committee shall be responsible for ensuring Association participation with regards to determining the awards and scholarships to be given on behalf of the Association alone or in conjunction with other state pharmacy associations. This may include determining Association representation to serve on multi-association groups. In addition, the committee will be charged with assisting with delineating the process for nominations, reviewing submitted applications for nomination, and selecting the individuals for each award. The committee shall help to establish scholarship eligibility requirements for New Hampshire residents enrolled in a pharmacy program, receive and review applications, conduct interviews and recommend scholarship recipients to the Board of Directors. Furthermore, the committee will provide oversight for fundraising initiatives for scholarship monies and provide a liaison to the Foundation. The Secretary will provide Executive oversight for the committee.



(b) Communications Committee:
The committee will be charged with oversight of all Association modalities of communication including, but not limited to: oversight of the Association website workgroup, oversight of all social media entities on behalf of the Association, oversight of any electronic communications (E-blasts) sent on behalf of the Association. In addition, the committee will oversee the production and dissemination of the following:
i. The Pharmacy Journal of New England (PJNE) with deadlines for submission four times per year (3/30, 6/30, 9/30, 12/30).
ii. The Quarterly Newsletter with deadlines for submission four times per year (2/1, 5/1, 8/1, 11/1).
The Vice President will provide Executive oversight for the committee.



(c) Education Committee: The committee shall be responsible for organizing all education programs on behalf of the Association. This shall include, but not be limited to, annual live continuing education programs, all educational dinner programs, and future education modalities. The committee will coordinate, advertise, and maintain ACPE accreditation for any of these programs for which these tasks apply. This committee will ideally consist of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy interns. The President-Elect/ Immediate Past President will provide Executive oversight for the committee.



(d) Government Affairs Committee: The committee shall be responsible for monitoring proposed state and federal legislation and regulatory changes and developing positions for review and disposition by the Board of Directors. In addition, the committee will provide oversight and planning with regards to future legislative initiatives and hearing attendance and testimony. Membership on the committee will ideally consist of representation from multiple areas of pharmacy practice. The committee will provide substance for each Association newsletter, work with other state and federal healthcare organizations in order to promote unity regarding legislative initiatives, coordinate lobbyist contract negotiations, and actively participate in initiatives to increase visibility and promote pharmacy practice to elected state and federal legislators. The Association’s lobbyist is expected to actively participate on this committee. The President will provide Executive oversight for the committee.



(e) Membership Committee: The committee shall be responsible for setting membership categories and criteria regarding those categories subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. The committee shall also coordinate all member recruitment activities, including Association-sponsored social events. The committee will maintain the Association membership database, and will coordinate all initiatives related to outreach to non-member pharmacists in the state. This committee will ideally consist of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy interns. The President-Elect/ Immediate Past President will provide Executive oversight for the committee.



(f) Finance Committee:
The committee shall be responsible for providing monthly updates with regards to Association income and expenses, as well as performing the routine tasks of making deposits and writing checks for the day to day operations of the Association. This committee shall also provide oversight on behalf of the Association with regards to budget proposals, investments, fiscal monitoring, and tracking. The Treasurer will serve as the Committee Chair as well as provide Executive oversight.



(g) Public & Population Health Committee:
The committee shall be responsible for promoting and participating in public and population health initiatives in the state of New Hampshire, as well as in surrounding areas and those that are at the Federal level. The committee will coordinate with other state and federal associations and agencies to improve public and population health, as well as promote pharmacy practice standards and regulations through increased visibility. The committee will provide a quarterly PJNE article and partner with the Government Affairs committee to actively participate in initiatives to increase visibility and promote pharmacy practice to elected state and federal legislators. The President will provide Executive oversight for the committee.


New Hampshire Pharmacists Association 

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D1-1, Suite 165

Manchester, NH 03103

Email: info@nhpharmacists.net


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