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NHPA News

Stay up to date with NHPA events and news affecting the profession of pharmacy in New Hampshire

A Notice from OPLC

Change Healthcare Disruption

UnitedHealth Group has announced support for people who may be concerned about their personal data potentially being impacted based on preliminary findings from the ongoing investigation and review of the data involved in the malicious criminal cyberattack on Change Healthcare.

 

 

Information is in the release at the link below. Based on initial targeted data sampling to date, the company has found files containing protected health information (PHI) or personally identifiable information (PII), which could cover a substantial proportion of people in America. To date, the company has not seen evidence of exfiltration of materials such as doctors’ charts or full medical histories among the data.

 

 

The release also includes an update on progress in restoring Change Healthcare’s products and services. Information on both can be found at: UnitedHealth Group Updates on Change Healthcare Cyberattack - UnitedHealth Group (https://www.unitedhealthgroup.com/newsroom/2024/2024-04-22-uhg-updates-on-change-healthcare-cyberattack.html) 

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Pharmacist Spotlight 

Each month NHPA will be highlighting a deserving pharmacist, pharmacy technician or pharmacy student in New Hampshire.

If you know of an exceptional member of the New Hampshire Pharmacy community that should be included in the monthly spotlight, please fill out the form below. Self-nominations are also recommended. This spotlight will be shared on the NHPA social media accounts, email and website. If chosen, an NHPA representative will reach out to you for a headshot and with a timeline for publication. 

2024 President's Letter to NPHA Members

Dear Colleagues,

 

It is a very exciting time for the New Hampshire Pharmacists Association (NHPA) as we say goodbye to 2023 and look forward to 2024. We have been working hard behind the scenes for the past year to revamp and refresh the organization to better serve you. As part of this change, we are excited to reinstate our annual President's Letter after a two-year hiatus.  I also want to take this opportunity to introduce myself, Amanda Morrill, as the new president of NHPA. I have been an executive board member since 2013, served as CE Committee Chair, and Secretary, and I am looking forward to serving you and the organization in this new capacity for the next two years.

For NHPA, 2023 was a year of challenge and change. In the first half of the year, we navigated challenges related to leadership and technology, and we thank you members for bearing with us as we worked through those matters. On a more positive note, we were able to celebrate the organization’s 150th anniversary at our continuing education program at the Puritan Backroom in October. It was great to see so many familiar faces.

 

Thanks to our dedicated executive board members, we were able to end the year stronger than we started and are poised for a successful 2024. One of the changes you are likely to notice first is a brand-new website that is more modern and easier to navigate. Some other things to look forward to in the coming year include:

  • The quarterly newsletter is coming back! Look for it in your email starting in February.

  • The membership cycle will no longer be based upon the calendar year, but active on a rolling basis for 1 year from time of payment.  

  • Multiple in person and virtual live continuing education opportunities will be offered. Check our website and social media pages in the coming months for more details.

  • A new monthly Pharmacy Team Spotlight feature will highlight the great work being done by the pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy students in the state. If you are interested in being featured or want to nominate someone, please fill out this form: https://forms.office.com/r/yhkiibipm8

 

We also want to acknowledge that this has been a year of challenge and change for the profession as a whole. NHPA stands by and supports the rights of pharmacists, student pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to work in a safe environment.

 

Remember, NHPA serves the ENTIRE profession of pharmacy, regardless of licensure type or practice setting. Please consider not only joining NHPA as a member, but also getting involved by joining one of our committees (e.g., Education, Legislative, Public and Population Health, Communication and Membership, etc.). Renew your membership online at www.nhpharmacists.net. Our efforts in promoting and representing the profession are made possible through dues paid for by members like you. In addition, should you have any questions or concerns about the association or the profession in general, feel free to contact us at info@nhpharmacists.net. You can also follow our social media accounts on Facebook (New Hampshire Pharmacists Association), Instagram (@nhpharmassoc) and LinkedIn (New Hampshire Pharmacists Association) for announcements.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,

Amanda M. Morrill, PharmD, BCPS

President, NHPA

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2024 Executive Board

Meet the 2024 NHPA Executive Board

The Executive Board members were elected in December of 2023 and will serve as volunteers to lead the organization with the assistance of the general board of directors. Stay tuned for introductions to all of our Board of Directors! 

Thank you to our Partners and Corporate Members 

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NHPA is proud to be a member of the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations

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