Petition update

White House Visit

Sandra Leal, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA, CDE
Tucson, AZ

Mar 1, 2012 — In November, I started this petition to recognize pharmacists as health care providers to create awareness about the importance of pharmacists participating in treatment teams and being recognized for the clinical services that we provide. With over 18,000 signatures, it has resulted in an energizing dialogue that is gaining momentum. On February 24th, I was asked to attend a briefing at the White House on cardiovascular health because of this grass roots movement. I was able ask my questions and deliver the signed petition and comments that people have left to a special assistant to the President. I hope that you take the lead in engaging stakeholders to understand the importance of clinical pharmacy services. Improved patient outcomes, safety and the work that you do every day is ultimately what will make this happen.

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