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We at CPNP envision a world where every individual with a psychiatric or neurologic disorder has a care team that includes a neuropsychiatric pharmacist accountable for optimal medication therapy.

The board has worked with representatives from various segments of our membership to clarify CPNP’s role in progressing toward that vision. The sheer number of new initiatives and ideas generated by our enthusiastic committee and work group members over the past few years has provided a clear illustration of the many different paths available to the organization. As the board navigated through the strategic planning process, the most difficult task was deciding which paths not to take. This strategic plan attempts to make the best possible use of our financial, marketing, and human capital while enhancing the unique value we provide to the field and to members.

As the voice of the specialty, our mission is to advance the reach and practice of neuropsychiatric pharmacists. We will focus our resources on serving neuropsychiatric pharmacists and aspiring neuropsychiatric pharmacists including students and residents. We are more committed than ever to ensuring that our major efforts reflect our true character.

It is in our character to work with others to achieve common goals. We advance our profession through volunteerism and sharing. We challenge the status quo. At every step of the way, we set the highest standards for dedication, integrity and expertise. We are actively reallocating resources to better serve neuropsychiatric pharmacists through projects that emphasize synergy, giving, progress and excellence.

Over the next three years, we will focus significant resources on five core goals that have the potential to transform the organization and the specialty. We will invest in:

  1. Our Profession: We will actively promote inclusion of neuropsychiatric pharmacists as an important component of the health care team in improving outcomes for those living with mental illness.
  2. Our Expertise: We will advance our various educational products to remain innovative and to provide the best value to our members.
  3. Our Organization: We will maintain a fiscally and operationally effective organization as well as cultivate new leaders, improve committee structures, and enhance the member and volunteer experience through involvement and participation.
  4. Our Membership: We will focus on connecting members with the peers and resources most important to them.
  5. Our Voice: We will improve our visibility by establishing the Mental Health Clinician (MHC) as a respected peer-reviewed journal.

Our Profession

We will actively promote inclusion of neuropsychiatric pharmacists as an important component of the health care team and advocate for those living with mental illness.

  1. Introduce and obtain passage of a bill that establishes provider status and includes payment for Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM) for psychiatric pharmacists in diverse care settings.
  2. Develop a vision and plan for psychiatric pharmacist services in substance abuse.
  3. Participate in and contribute to key government affairs partnerships.

Our Expertise

We will advance our various educational products to remain innovative and to provide the best value to our members.

  1. Advance a 5-year written plan regarding CPNP preparatory and recertification product offerings.
  2. Advance a 5-year written plan regarding the planning and implementation of the CPNP Annual Meeting.

Our Organization

We will maintain a fiscally and operationally effective organization as well as cultivate new leaders, improve committee structures, and enhance the member and volunteer experience through involvement and participation.

  1. Maintain and build an efficient, effective and financially strong basisupon which we advance our strategic plan.
  2. Position the CPNP Board nomination and selection process for enduring success.
  3. Nurture leadership within the organization and reinforce the structure for guiding volunteer efforts for enduring success.

Our Membership

We will focus on connecting members with the peers and resources most important to them.

  1. Redesign the CPNP web site with support for modern mobile devices.
  2. Facilitate efficient communication between members with similar special interests.
  3. Improve the quality and organization of member-driven content on the web site.

Our Voice

We will improve our visibility by establishing the Mental Health Clinician (MHC) as a respected peer-reviewed journal.

  1. Establish the MHC as a professional peer-reviewed practice journal.
  2. Increase member participation in the MHC.
  3. Increase accessibility, visibility and on-demand utility of the MHC.
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