Government Affairs Council

The Government Affairs Council is responsible for participating in the Pharmacy Stakeholders Group (legislative coalition of major pharmacy organizations) and monitoring and providing input into legislative issues having impact on the CPNP membership and the psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy profession. Development of organizational positions and strategic alliances, monitoring, and grassroots communication plans are the responsibility of this committee.

You can review information on the current Committee Members and their Charges by downloading the PDF version.

Charges to the Government Affairs Council

1.
Participate in and contribute within key government affairs partnerships
Standing
a.
Contribute and participate in ACCP coalition on provider status initiative. Participate on calls as available.
Due: 04/30/2014
Metric: Monthly reports on progress to GAC.
Standing
b.
Participate in JCPP meetings.
Due: 04/30/2014
Metric: Reporting on meeting proceedings to the GAC following each meeting.
Standing
c.
Participate in stakeholders meetings.
Due: 04/30/2014
Metric: Reporting on meeting proceedings to the GAC monthly
Standing
2.
Monitor state activities through key contacts.
Due: 04/30/2014
Metric: Ongoing communication with state key contacts
Standing
3.
Communicate and educate the membership on government affairs activities and Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM).
Due: 04/30/2014
Standing
a.
Distribution of messaging and calls to action as provided through the coalitions.
Due: 04/30/2014
Metric: Creation and maintenance of an updated web and communication infrastructure to distribute and coordinate calls to action and messaging.
Standing
b.
Write articles or press releases to share with membership and outside stakeholders as appropriate.
Due: 04/30/2014
Metric: Posting of articles and press releases
Standing
c.
Hold a webinar about CMM as the standard of care.
Due: 09/30/2013
Metric: Creation of Materials and holding of Webinar
Current Year
d.
Posting (web) and maintenance of a CMM toolkit.
Due: 06/30/2013
Metric: Posting and promotion of toolkit with monitoring of hits.
Current Year
4.
Promote the value of psychiatric pharmacists by developing a psychiatric pharmacist value white paper.
Standing
a.
Collect and compile data from existing programs and publications to support the value of psychiatric pharmacists. Sources might be CCNC, Medication Management Systems, Fairview, VA, Mayo Clinic, Genoa
Due: 10/31/2013
Metric: Compilation of data into a format usable within the white paper.
Current Year
b.
Partner with the CPNP Foundation board to determine goals, desired outcomes, and desired format. Develop an outline.
Due: 07/31/2013
Metric: Submission of Outline to GAC, CPNP Board and CPNPF Board.
Current Year
c.
Submit the paper for approval by GAC, CPNP Board and CPNPF Board with inclusion of recommendations for additional research and publication prospects.
Due: 02/27/2014
Metric: Completion of the paper and submission for board approval.
Current Year
5.
Develop and structure a research project possibility.
Due: 10/31/2013
Metric: a. Write a brief protocol for ACCP PBRN to do a feasibility study regarding data collection b. Identify existing data or develop a pilot project to support a larger grant application c. Seek input from outside stakeholders (National Council, ICSI, NAMI, CMS, etc) as appropriate to refine research ideas or partner
Current Year

Committee Reports

You can review the previous year committee report by downloading the PDF version.