Community service programs assist with enhancing the image of
independent pharmacies as a health care center, help communities with
health care prevention and educational awareness programs (e.g., a bone
marrow donor screening drive), supply independent pharmacies with
potential traffic-building programs, and provide an unmet need in the
independent pharmacy marketplace. Community service programs can also
engage pharmacy customers to contribute to charitable advocacy efforts
that help solve a major health problem and help demonstrate independent
community pharmacy’s health care concerns and interest in helping their
communities. Funding partners and other partners, such as health care
coalitions and patient advocacy organizations, may be involved to
support community service programs that would be launched on a national
level through independent community pharmacies.
Independent pharmacies have historically joined forces to tackle
important issues that make a difference in our communities. With your
help, we know that we can make a difference.