That's My Pharmacist is a public relations initiative that encourages patients to get to know their pharmacist. Although the average American makes frequent trips to the pharmacy for themselves or their family, most people don’t even know the name of their pharmacist and may not have a clear understanding of the prescriptions they take and what their pharmacist can help with.
Pharmacists are the most accessible health care provider, whose ultimate goal is to keep patients healthy and safe. Pharmacists are also the medication experts, providing patients with all the information they need to have safe and effective outcomes from their medication therapy.
The Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) and Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) Public Affairs Committee has made resources available for patients, including a brochure with a personal medication card, posters and flyers. Consider utilizing these materials to educate yourself on the important role that you can play in your own health care as well as the role of your pharmacist and how they are working to improve the health of patients everyday.
If you have any questions, please contact MSHP/MPA Public Affairs Committee Staff Liaison Bridget Long.
Utilize the following customizable full-page advertisement to promote the valuable role of pharmacists. Add your logo and contact information in the white area located at the bottom of the customizable ad.
This printable, tri-fold brochure includes one panel that's a personal medication card that you can use to record your prescription and nonprescription medications, herbals, vitamins and supplements. The brochure also features information on your pharmacist's role in managing your medication, your role in managing your medication, the importance of taking your medications and 10 medication questions that your pharmacist can answer. The medication card is also offered as a standalone resource separate from the brochure.
Take advantage of these flyers that highlight various ways that pharmacists can help you improve your health! These PDF files can be downloaded, printed and used for educational purposes. In addition, there is a version of each that can be customized with your own logo.
Print off the following poster and hang it up to help promote the That's My Pharmacist campaign! There is also a customizable version of the poster that allows you to add your own logo.
Utilize the posters below to bring awareness to smurfing, or buying psuedoephedrine medications for a friend or stranger for the production of methamphetamines (meth). Place the posters in your practice settings to educate the public and deter potential instances of smurfing.