Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) has several standing Committees and special Task Forces to assist with conducting the business of the Association and advancing pharmacy practice in Michigan. Joining one of these groups allows you to make an impact on your profession, while networking and collaborating with peers.
MPA Committee and Task Force meetings are scheduled by each individual group. Each Committee and Task Force is also assigned charges to accomplish throughout the year. Committee members are appointed to a one-year term (January-December).
If you are interested in participating in a committee, please fill out the MPA Committee Interest Form and email it to MPA@MichiganPharmacists.org.
Click on the black bars below to learn more about each Committee or Task Force.
The Education Task Force assists in developing the educational programming for meetings. Members of the Task Force develop topics and identify speakers for the Annual Convention & Exposition, authors and topics for home study CE articles and brainstorm strategies to deliver education programs utilizing alternative presentation formats. View the Education Task Force Annual Report.
2020 MPA Education Task Force Charges
The Membership Committee, a collaboration of MPA and MSHP members, works to increase and strengthen membership by developing activities for members. To encourage new members, the Committee also organizes a student luncheon annually. In addition, they evaluate member benefits and work on developing strategies to target special interest groups, including new practitioners and pharmacy technicians, for membership. View the Membership Committee Annual Report.
2020 MPA/MSHP Membership Committee Charges
The New Practitioner Committee is composed of new pharmacy practitioners who assist in providing feedback and suggestions regarding new programs, products and services that would benefit a new pharmacy professional. View the New Practitioner Committee Annual Report.
2020 MPA New Practitioner Committee Charges
The Professional Affairs Committee develops initiatives to enhance professional awareness to the members and serves as a resource to evaluate professional issues that impact the profession and pharmacy professionals. Committee members manage the annual NASPA-NMA Student Pharmacist Self-care Championship held during the Annual Convention & Exposition; evaluate patient safety tools; and educate members on health information exchange and involvement in regional health information organizations. View the Professional Affairs Committee Annual Report.
2020 MPA Professional Affairs Committee Charges
The Public Affairs Committee, a collaboration of MPA and MSHP members, aims to increase public awareness of the pharmacist’s role in patient care. Committee members develop tools for pharmacists and technicians to use in their campaigns to promote Michigan Pharmacy Week, increase patient compliance and encourage dialogue between pharmacists and their patients, as well as provide support to public relations initiatives, including the That's My Pharmacist campaign. View the Public Affairs Committee Annual Report.
2020 MPA/MSHP Public Affairs Committee Charges
The Third Party Committee monitors third party issues and communicates important information to members. Committee members evaluate policy changes of third party insurers and provide input to those insurers when appropriate. They also monitor issues regarding mail order, audits, electronic prescribing, reimbursement models and others. View the Third Party Committee Annual Report.
2020 MPA Third Party Committee Charges
"It is important that MPA members involve themselves in professional Committees and Task Forces because of the valuable experience they bring from their field of practice. This experience translates to a passion for the subject, and MPA offers many opportunities to turn this passion into meaningful outcomes. Whether you’re a new practitioner that has an idea for how to attract new members, or a community pharmacist helping to ensure the profession is not taken advantage of by third-parties, you have an opportunity to contribute. This opportunity doesn’t require much time; it just requires your experience. And a Committee composed of a diverse group of members, with a variety of experiences, means better outcomes, greater credibility of the groups’ decisions and more steps forward in advancing the profession. As a bonus, at the end of your term, you can step back and say ‘I helped make this possible.’”
−Mike Crowe, past Speaker of the House of Delegates, MPA Executive Board member and Local Association Development Committee member
“I feel it’s important to be involved because attending MSHP Committee Day inspires me to be a better pharmacist. I leave each discussion with ideas to improve my relationship with patients, and educate the public on the integral role that pharmacists play in health care.”
–Lisa Sutton, past chair, MPA/MSHP Public Affairs Committee