Originally founded as the El Paso Pharmaceutical Association in July 1953, ("EPPA") is a charitable nonprofit organization that provides grants and funding for special projects and studies directly associated with community pharmacy practice and the advancement of patient care services .
The El Paso Pharmacy Association has a current membership of over 1,000 members. Current membership includes ,Pharmacists, Pharmacy Students, Pharmacy Technicians, and Professional Pharmaceutical Service Representatives.
The association concerns itself with local, state, and national current events affecting the practice of pharmacy.
EPPA an organization whose members are recognized in society as essential in all patient care settings for optimal medication use that improves health, wellness, and quality of life.
WHAT WE DO
As the voice of pharmacy, the El Paso County Pharmaceutical Association leads the profession and equips members for their role as the medication expert in team-based, patient-centered care.
Through information, education, and advocacy EPPA empowers its members to improve medication use and advance patient care.
Advancing pharmacists' optimal roles in team-based, patient-centered care.
Providing opportunities for professional development, recognition, differentiation, and leadership.
Disseminating timely relevant information and state-of-the-art tools and resources.
Raising societal awareness about the role of pharmacists as essential in patient care for optimal medication use.
Creating unique opportunities for members to connect and share with peers across practice settings.
The El Paso Pharmacy Association fosters philanthropy and provides resources to address the unique opportunities and challenges in our community. We fund scholarships and other initiatives to enhance the delivery of quality health care to individuals and advance the pharmacy profession in Texas through research and education.
We promote local events for families to access a variety of preventative services in order to promote Healthy Outcomes through Prevention and Early Support. We also connect our most vulnerable with basic needs (food, clothes, shelter, healthcare) mentor-ships and promote lifelong financial stability for all community members.
Furthermore, we create opportunities to give, advocate and volunteer. We will continue to promote leadership development within a three (3) pronged programming approach: Education & Personal Development, Economic Self-Sufficiency, and Consciousness-Raising for Change. We collaborate with local, state, regional, national organizations and agencies to provide special services, training seminars and workshops that help meet the individual needs of our participants and the needs of the communities of Southern NM and West TX.
Our Outreach programs will include unlocking participant/community members potential to subsequently consider higher education and/or starting/advancing a career field through classes such as GED - High School Equivalency, English as a Second Language (ESL)
All levels include group sessions and individual tutoring, and U.S. Citizenship Preparation. Classes include but are not limited to basic computer skills, financial literacy, health and fitness, job hunt readiness, nutritional cooking, parenting, public speaking, values and life, visual arts and crafts, and special skills classes.
The program will provide a spectrum of opportunities for women/men and youth to achieve economic self-sufficiency by tapping into their existing talents and building employment and marketable skills to eventually secure a job or consider consulting, micro-enterprise/small business possibilities/healthcare. we seek to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—can access the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life.