Goals & Objectives
The Mississippi Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) is a professional society of pharmacists and related personnel practicing in organized healthcare settings. Founded in 1953, the MSHP Society has over 300 members. MSHP is a state affiliate of ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists). MSHP has 3 districts throughout the state to facilitate member involvement on a local level. A Board of Directors governs MSHP. The 11-member board is comprised of elected officers and 3 regional Vice Presidents as well as 1 representative each from the Board of Pharmacy, Ole Miss School of Pharmacy, and Mississippi Pharmacists Association.
The Objectives of MSHP are as follows:
- To Advance Pharmaceutical care services to the public by promoting the professional interests of pharmacists practicing in organized health systems through:
- Developing standards for the provision of pharmaceutical care.
- Fostering Pharmaceutical services aimedat drug use control and rational drug therapy.
- Increasing public and health-system awareness of the vital role of the pharmacist in the provision of pharmaceutical care.
- Fostering the development of well-trained, competent pharmacists, technicians and associated personnel.
- Developing and conducting educational programs and services for maintaining and improving the competence of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy students.
- Disseminating information about pharmaceutical care and rational drug use.
- Improving communication among pharmacists, other members of the health-care industry, and the public.
- Promoting research in the health and pharmaceutical sciences and in pharmaceutical care models.
- Promoting the economic welfare of pharmacists, technicians and associated personnel.
- To foster rational drug use in society such as through advocating appropriate public policies toward that end.
- To pursue any other lawful activity that may be authorized by MSHP's Board of Directors.