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Archive August 2022

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Incentive Grant Deadline Extended!

The deadline to submit applications for the Kentucky Pharmacy Education and Research Foundation (KPERF) Incentive Grant Program is extended to September 12! With two weeks until the new deadline, take advantage of this opportunity to turn your PASSION into practice with the help of a $1000 grant.

Rep. Comer Addressed KPhA's Board and Others in Louisville

On Thursday, August 25, at 10:00 a.m. ET, House Committee on Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-KY) addressed the Kentucky Pharmacist Association (KPhA)—the voice of Kentucky pharmacists—ahead of our August Board of Directors Meeting. Congressman Comer and Rep. Steve Sheldon were gracious enough to kick off our Meeting with a roundtable discussion on PBM reform.

 

KPhA Fall Conference: Keep Pharmacy Moving

"Nothing happens until something moves." While it might feel cliche to quote Albert Einstein, this indisputable scientific fact--the physics of motion and movement--was our inspiration for this year's Fall Conference. Pharmacy is ever-changing, but preparation, knowledge, and wisdom are useless without action because action is the starting point of all progress. We hope you'll join us in Louisville for this year's Fall Conference and keep pharmacy moving forward together. Earn up to nine hours of CE! Breakfast, Lunch, and Happy Hour on Friday are included. Registration is NOW OPEN!

KPhA's Summer Journal Has Arrived!

You asked for it, and we listened. The summer issue of The Kentucky Pharmacist has two extra hours of Continuing Education (CE) for both pharmacists and technicians. Whether it's important for your practice to "Review: Navigating the National Baby Formula Shortage" or if you need a refresher on the "Cardiovascular Benefits of Colchicine: Old and New Uses" or the much-needed Pharmacy Perspective on "COVID-19 Therapy Management," the Association has YOU and all YOUR CE needs covered.

Membership R.O.A.D. Trip: Reimagine. One Voice. Advocate. Diversify.

KPhA staff are kicking off our R.O.A.D. Trip this Wednesday, August 17, to connect with pharmacists and pharmacist technicians across the Commonwealth. We'll hit up as many pharmacies as possible from Frankfort to Ft. Mitchell and come stocked with T-shirts, cookies, a promo code for the Fall Conference (save $25 off registration), and more. If you have a favorite pharmacy in Northern Kentucky or work at one, please let us know. We promise to stop by with goodies and say Hi!

Membership R.O.A.D. Trip: Reimagine. One Voice. Advocate. Diversify.

KPhA staff are hitting the R.O.A.D. to connect with pharmacists and pharmacist technicians across the Commonwealth. From Northern Kentucky (first stop) to Western Kentucky, the hills and hollers of the East, and back to horse country, when united by one voice, we have the power to reimagine the role of Kentucky pharmacists. Our ability to advocate for our diverse profession regardless of practice setting or location strengthens our charge in Frankfort and ensures patient care will always come before profit. 

KPERF to Host Regionals Forums Across the State

KPhA and KPERF announced three regional opioid forums across the Commonwealth. The purpose of the forums is to provide education on Opioid Use Disorder and the current state of the opioid epidemic. Participants can earn CPE, CME, or CNE. These forums will serve as the foundation for our upcoming webinar series addressing the opioid crisis. The Opioid forums are sponsored by the Opioid Data to Action Grant and the Kentucky Pharmacy Education and Research Foundation.

FEMA Assistance for Flood Victims

Monday morning, the Governor sent a request to FEMA asking for additional counties to be approved for Individual Assistance. The Governor posted to social media announcing that the President approved Individual Assistance for Pike and Floyd counties. Now, the total counties approved include Breathitt, Clay, Floyd, Knott, Letcher, Perry and Pike.

Currently, renters in the approved counties who were affected by the severe storms, flooding and mudslides that began July 26 may apply for individual disaster assistance by applying online at 
DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362).

Pharmacy Relief Fund Activated for Flood Victims

We are heartbroken by the devastation caused by the flooding in Eastern Kentucky last week. Several of our members and their families experienced severe damage to their homes, property, and business. Multiple pharmacies were heavily flooded causing temporary closures. The recovery ahead will be lengthy and difficult but our fellow Kentuckians will persevere. If you or someone you know has been affected and need access to relief funding, please request assistance here. Requests for assistance are being processed as quickly as possible.

KPhA Participates in KY Board of Pharmacy Retreat

KPhA staff and leadership wrapped up an intense two-days of policymaking during last week’s Board of Pharmacy (KYBOP) Retreat and subsequential Meeting. We take great pride in representing our profession, and it is always our top priority to serve our members’ best interests. A brief review is below:

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