Mission & Values

Community service: VAPhA is committed to improving community health in the Greater Houston area. We host over 20 health fairs annually, with the goal of serving the community by providing screening services (blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, and A1c) as well as vaccinations (influenza, COVID19, shingles). We also hold quarterly Diabetes Clinics to provide scientific information to the community about diet, lifestyle modification, and brown bag medication review.

Professional development: VAPhA has provided several continuing education credit events and drug information dinners to its members throughout the years. The purpose is to keep pharmacists up-to-date on the most current standards and laws (e.g., opioids law). We are always searching for input so that we can create higher-quality events that better serve you.

Mentorship: VAPhA is also committed to developing future pharmacists by actively engaging with, precepting, and allowing pharmacy students to improve their clinical and professional abilities. Every year, we host a Mock Interview Day to help pre-pharmacy students apply to pharmacy school, pharmacy students apply to internships and residency programs, and pharmacy graduates apply for jobs. We also provide scholarships to high school seniors, pre-pharmacy college students, and current pharmacy students to encourage them to pursue a career in pharmacy with a focus on community service.

Advocacy: Through our community representation, VAPhA is committed to improving the pharmacy profession.