As an organization, MPhA relies on the membership dues to support association opportunities and activities that benefit our members including continuing education and professional networking. In addition, Advocacy Fund dollars serve MPhA’s advocacy efforts on important legislative and regulatory issues on both the state and federal level. This is a key strategy to ensure that pharmacists in Minnesota continue to provide valuable and sustainable services to our patients. Based on our previous experience and looking ahead to the future, we believe it will be key for MPhA to enlist the services of a professional lobbyist to coordinate our professional legislative efforts. As an organization we are unable to provide this service through membership dues and are asking for your help in ensuring this goal is achieved by contributing to the Pharmacy Advocacy Fund.
Examples of previously successful MPhA legislative efforts include broader immunization and collaborative practice authority for pharmacists, expanded technician ratios, and legislation on PBM audits and MAC pricing transparency. Currently MPhA is pursuing legislation to promote patient choice of pharmacy, changes in Medicaid reimbursement, pharmacist-provision of naloxone, and pharmacists’ authority to extend medication supplies to 90 days. Your contribution to the Pharmacy Advocacy Fund will be vital in these and future legislative efforts.
We welcome contributions from small and large businesses as well as individuals. Individuals, please give what you can. Businesses, please consider making a $1,000 per store contribution to aid in this important work. Your support of the Pharmacy Advocacy Fund will ensure MPhA maintains a strong voice on important pharmacy practice and professional issues in Minnesota's legislative and regulatory arenas that guarantee we can provide optimal services to our patients.