The Association of Black Health-System Pharmacists (ABHP) is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors elected by its membership. The ABHP was first established in December 1978 in San Antonio, Texas as the Black Pharmacists of ASHP. A small group of black pharmacists conceived and developed the idea of facilitating communication between, providing a forum for, and pooling the resources of Black hospital pharmacists with the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists (ASHP). The ABHP was later incorporated under the District of Columbia law in March 1985. ABHP’s business affairs and services are administered and managed by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors publishes the ABHP’s principal place of business and other offices and place of business inside and outside the District of Columbia. Its membership includes primarily pharmacists, as well as pharmacy students, residents, fellows and pharmacy technicians. It has no salaried staff or regional chapters currently.
The ABHP strives to represents Black and minority health-system pharmacists and is dedicated to the growth and development of their pharmacy practice in health care facilities. The association provides up-to-date educational programs on minority health issues to help members improve their professional skills and the quality of care that they provide in their area of pharmacy practice. The ABHP serves as a liaison and facilitates communication with other pharmaceutical associations, and organizations concerned with health care.
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