APhA Foundation APhA-ASP GenerationRx Program
The nation’s fastest growing drug epidemic is not on the streets. It’s in our medicine cabinets. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, every day approximately 2,600 young people between 12 and 17 years of age abuse a prescription pain killer for the first time.
The APhA Foundation has a mission to improve people’s health through pharmacists’ patient care services. As medication experts, pharmacists have the opportunity to be a constructive resource in preventing prescription medication abuse, the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. That’s why the APhA Foundation is a proud partner with the Cardinal Health Foundation to support the APhA-ASP GenerationRx initiative.
The APhA-ASP GenerationRx initiative, developed by The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and funded by the Cardinal Health Foundation, is an educational program that increases public awareness of prescription medication abuse. In partnership with the APhA Foundation, APhA-ASP Chapters throughout the U.S. are actively involved in collaboration with pharmacists, educators, community outreach programs and local organizations to make a difference in their communities.
Recognition is given on annual basis to the top three chapters nationally at the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition and regional award winning chapters.