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The Idaho Society of Health-System Pharmacy (ISHP) is a non-profit corporation, founded as a state-affiliate chapter of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in 1956. While most ISHP members practice in hospital and health-systems, we support pharmacy professionals practicing in diverse settings, including those in the community setting. 

One of the most tangible benefits of ISHP membership are our continuing pharmacy education programs. ISHP is the only pharmacy association in Idaho that provides ACPE-accredited CE, which is required by Idaho law. ISHP sponsors an in-person educational meeting each year. The Annual Fall Conference is a three-day event in Sun Valley, ID that usually occurs late September/early October. Our conferences offer premiere educational programming, usually featuring one or more nationally-recognized speakers. Our conferences offer pharmacy-, technician-, and student-specific programming. We like to say that we have a "tradition of excellence" in our programs. 






Goal 1: Grow and maintain an engaged and diverse membership  

Key Objectives:

  1. Assess needs (e.g., educational, professional, social, etc.) of the membership at least annually and act upon assessment results
  2. Actively recruit diverse and underrepresented pharmacy professionals (pharmacists, student pharmacists, technicians, and other stakeholders) to join ISHP
  3. Increase member engagement in ISHP

Goal 2: Foster communication with our membership

Key Objectives:

  1. Establish ISHP branding standards/style guide
  2. Optimize use of virtual/electronic communication tools
  3. Send targeted communication to specific groups (e.g., students, residents, recently lapsed members, etc.)

Goal 3: Ensure long-term fiscal sustainability

Key Objectives:

  1. Review dues structures at least annually including membership and education fees
  2. Diversify opportunities for non-dues revenue generation
  3. Increase partnerships with individuals/organizations that support ISHP’s mission

Goal 4: Effectively manage organizational infrastructure 

Key Objectives:

  1. Standardize volunteer on-boarding and implementation of governance best practices
  2. Maintain and follow policy review calendar to streamline processes that adhere to bylaws, policies, and procedures
  3. Explore strategies to modernize organizational infrastructure


Goal 1: Strengthen and organize processes for delivering educational activities

Key Objectives:

  1. Plan spring and fall conferences in advance (specify time frame?)
  2. Maximize educational offerings available to members across the state
  3. Utilize the needs assessment and other sources (e.g., past meeting evaluations, member feedback) to create a gap analysis to identify the educational needs of pharmacy professionals

Goal 2: Provide opportunities for members to grow professionally 

Key Objectives:

  1. Facilitate networking between students and pharmacy professionals by implementing an ISHP mentoring program
  2. Provide education to achieve the recognized standards of practice in the state of Idaho
  3. Foster an inclusive environment where all members feel welcomed
  4. Empower pharmacy professionals to identify and advance health equity through related educational programming

Goal 3: Increase recognition of pharmacy professionals in their efforts to improve patient care and advance pharmacy practice

Key Objectives:

  1. Evaluate recognition opportunities (member spotlight, awards, etc.) ensuring diversification
  2. Encourage diverse award nominees


Goal 1: Facilitate legislative involvement and action among our members

Key Objectives:

  1. Develop legislative priorities through member collaboration that advocates for statutes and regulations that improve patient care
  2. Provide resources for members to be able to engage in the advocacy process     
  3. Create opportunities for members to publicly voice opinions on current issues

Goal 2: Engage and advance ISHP’s relationship with stakeholders

Key Objectives:

  1. Promote intra- and- interprofessional collaboration in improving the health outcomes of Idahoans
  2. Establish infrastructure for ISHP to engage with Idaho state lawmakers
  3. Educate the public, healthcare professionals, and policy makers about the essential roles of pharmacy professionals
  4. Publicly advocate ISHP’s stance on current issues and legislative items using position statements, letters to the editor, social media, etc.

Read more about the history of ISHP and our Past Presidents who have contributed to our organization's success as well as ISHP's Wall of Fame.

    Contact Us:
    (208) 342-2581

    P.O. Box 7625
    Boise, ID 83707

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