Raymond C. Love, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP, CPNP President
The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
CPNP was formed to serve the needs of those members who created it, the psychiatric pharmacist. For the first 10 years, identifying and prioritizing those needs was straightforward as the organization established itself by working hard to provide a high quality Annual Meeting and to adequately support the BCPP recertification process.
However, the world of our members has changed radically since CPNP’s formation. The number of pharmacy schools has exploded, healthcare reform has changed the game, and the profession has grown. As the world of members has changed, so has CPNP.
Given the evolution of healthcare, the profession, our membership, and our organization, the CPNP Board has recently made the commitment to pursue a member and market research study to thoroughly understand what members (and potential members) want and need and to identify the top priorities for our future.
This study will involve significant interaction with the membership. To successfully complete this study, CPNP has engaged McKinley Advisors, a well-known association consulting and research firm, to:
Our success with this study is dependent on you and your involvement. We need to hear from you every step of the way, whether it be through completion of a survey or participation in a focus group. CPNP is your association, and as such, it is critical that these results reflect your needs and your wants. Over the next few months, you will hear more about this study and receive requests for participation. We hope you will say yes to these requests and participate fully as we work together to craft a vision for CPNP version 2.0.
Thanks in advance for your enthusiastic participation in our programs and future.