The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) and AMCP Foundation recognized a group of leaders who have contributed significantly to the profession of managed care pharmacy in a special session during AMCP 2021. There were ten awards presented during the April 15, 2021 session.
AMCP has selected Drake Reiter, PharmD, RPh, as its 2021–2022 Executive Fellow in Health Care Association Leadership. This year-long training program provides a rich, in-depth learning experience for pharmacists interested in a career in health care association leadership or managed care pharmacy.
AMCP strongly believes that our PBM members are key to developing credible, evidence-based education at our national meetings and other educational activities, and we will continue to include these members on our Educational Affairs Committee and as valued faculty.
Forum participants examined the challenges of racial health disparities, including institutional barriers to access, a lack of trust in the health care system within underserved communities, the inflexibility of benefits within an antiquated system, gaps in data acquisition and reporting, and lack of cultural competency in the health care system. After deliberating the complexities of the issues and challenging each other on authentic, real-world actions, participants suggested the some strategies as the first steps to bring about equity within health care.
AMCP congratulates Dr. Vivek Murthy on his confirmation as the U.S. Surgeon General and Dr. Rachel Levine on her confirmation as Assistant Secretary of Health. Each brings a wealth of experience that will serve the American people well and help ensure more people get the health care they need. Read the full statement.