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Manasse Legacy Campaign Announced

Aspires to Accelerate Practice Change

Dec 20, 2011

A new endeavor by the ASHP Research and Education Foundation in tribute to former ASHP CEO and Executive Vice President Henri R. Manasse, Jr., Ph.D., Sc.D., will focus on moving the pharmacy profession from consensus on practice model change to action.

Although retired from ASHP at the end of December 2011, Manasse’s professional influence and legacy lives on through the critical issues brought to light at the Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative (PPMI) Summit in November 2010.

Designed to celebrate ASHP’s CEO and executive vice president of 15 years, the Manasse Legacy Campaign provides a powerful mechanism by which ASHP and the Foundation can:

• Advance the effective use of pharmacists on interdisciplinary patientcare teams.

• Help pharmacy departments contribute optimally to institutional imperatives related to quality, safety, and continuity of care; patient satisfaction; operational efficiencies; and economic sustainability.

• Accelerate the development of a highly competent pharmacy technician work force.

• Resolve important issues related to effective application of technology in the medication-use process.

“As pharmacists, we are under incredible new pressures to care for more patients, improve quality and performance, and reduce costs,” said Stephen J. Allen, M.S., FASHP, ASHP Foundation CEO and executive vice president. “As we enter this new era of health care, pharmacists in every institution—regardless of size or location—must act with speed and resolve to put the practice model changes into effect that are required to meet these demands.”

A Passion for Practice Change
The goals of the Manasse Legacy Campaign reflect Manasse’s personal convictions regarding the urgent need for practice change, including the PPMI’s ultimate goal that pharmacists become the health care professionals who are responsible and accountable for patients’ medication outcomes, said ASHP President Stan Kent, M.S., FASHP.

“Henri’s leadership during his career as ASHP CEO as well as his many years of advocacy for pharmacists to take on more clinical roles has helped move pharmacy practice in the right direction,” Kent explained. “This campaign, which honors his vision and passion, will allow us to take that next critical step to achieve practice change.”

With an ultimate fundraising goal of $2.5 million, the campaign already has attained $1.1 million in commitments from key individual, institutional and industry supporters, including members of both the ASHP and ASHP Foundation boards of directors.

The ASHP Foundation Board also recently approved a $500,000 challenge match for the public phase of the campaign starting in December.

The foundation will use the funds for research and education programs that can help drive practice advancement at the local health-system level, specifically to:

• Expand the base of evidence for the value of pharmacists’ patient-care services.

• Expand pharmacists’ contributions to interdisciplinary patient-care teams.

• Expand opportunities for pharmacy residency training.

• Develop and disseminate evidencebased tools and resources to help advance the practice models in institutions.

• Advance the capabilities and scope of practice of pharmacy technicians.

• Speed adoption of new technologies and strategies that enable advanced pharmacist practice.

For more information or to contribute to the fund, go to www.ashpfoundation.org/Manasse.

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