Arkansas Association of Health-System Pharmacists





"Thank you for visiting the Arkansas Association of Health-System Pharmacists' website!  AAHP is an organization that works to support Arkansas pharmacists, residents, students, and technicians working in hospitals or health-systems through advocacy, mentorship, education, and leadership.  Our mission is provide resources that improve patient care and safety.  If you have not done so already, we invite you to join our efforts!"  

-- Kevin Robertson, PharmD, AAHP President 2022-2023


Our Mission:  
To represent our members by providing leadership and support in the promotion of pharmaceutical care.  AAHP serves its membership by pursuing common goals; through representation to private and public agencies and to the other health care organizations; and by promoting pharmacy as an essential component of the health care team.


  • Free monthly midday AAHP Sponsored LIVE CE is available to members each month.  Watch your member email for more details.
  • NRC Council is hosting bimonthly pharmacy residency director and coordinator (RPD/RPC) roundtable discussions for members.  Contact Brandy Hopkins at [email protected] to be a part of the discussion.

UAMS Faculty and APA Board Member Appointed to ASHP Task Force
UAMS Faculty and APA Board Member Lanita White has been appointed to the ASHP Task Force on Racial Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The task force is charged with taking inventory of ASHP’s efforts in the areas of racial diversity, equity, and inclusion as they relate to issues facing Black Americans, and for making related recommendations on new or enhanced efforts ASHP may undertake in the areas of governance, education/training, research, advocacy, publications, and marketing/communications. The task force will begin working in early August to identify actionable steps and solutions to create positive and sustainable change and will make recommendations to the ASHP Board of Directors in January 2021. Congratulations Lanita!


Brown Bag Medication Check-Up
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Patient Education Flyer


ASHP has new public service announcement on the value of pharmacists.
Below are the YouTube video link and script for ASHP’s new public service announcement video on the value of pharmacists. 

YouTube link:

Script for: “Who’s the Medication Expert in the White Coat?” video

This can be deployed in any number of ways-- to patients, caregivers, a hospital/health system’s PR department for external promotion or via internal channels like the patient education channels, in waiting rooms, in an outpatient pharmacy, etc.  It is also a fantastic communication to educate the C-suite about pharmacists’ patient care role and for use as a provider status support tool.  If hospitals/health systems in Arkansas wish to customize the last slate in the video with their own logo, that is doable for a low fee. This includes video editing and delivery of an electronic file in two compression types. 


AAHP members are encouraged to urge legislators to support HR 592 which will recognize pharmacists as healthcare providers by adding them to the Medicare provider list in the Social Security Act..  APhA has created a website devoted to recognizing pharmacists as healthcare providers (  Pharmacists can stay up-to-date on this issue as well as contact their legislators to support HR 592.  Click on the green Take Action square or the link Contact your Member of Congress today to send a letter requesting your Congressman to cosponsor HR 5920.