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Barbara G. Wells, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP
CPNP Foundation President

The CPNP Foundation’s Annual Fund Campaign invites you to be a part of extending the reach of psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy. By making a generous contribution, you will help patients with psychiatric and neurologic disorders to have greater access to evidence-based care. CPNP Foundation Board member, Dr. Joni Fowler and Creative Educational Concepts will once again match new donations to the Annual Fund up to a cap of $5,000. So, by giving at this time, the Foundation can get twice the bang for your bucks.

I am continuously inspired by the commitment and sacrifice of CPNP members to better serve their individual patients and also large populations of patients who live with neuropsychiatric illness. At CPNP Annual Meetings, in Board meetings, and in committee and task force meetings the discussions always center on how to better meet the many challenging and often complex needs of our patients. 

With broad based input, the Foundation has developed a new strategic plan which provides initiatives and action plans for better meeting the needs of our patients. Our new mission focuses on the needs of individuals living with psychiatric and neurologic disorders, their families, and health professionals in general practice settings to further evidence-based treatment. Foundation Board members are working hard to elevate the expectation of patients and caregivers about what they should expect of their pharmacists, developing a directory of pharmacy providers which deliver evidence-based care, and developing education and training opportunities, tools, and resources for generalist pharmacists to help them to better meet patient needs and reduce stigma. The Foundation is also developing a small grants program for students and residents and will once again be providing partial support to 15 students to attend the 2015 Annual Meeting through a repeating grant. 

The Foundation envisions a world in which individuals with psychiatric and neurologic disorders receive optimal treatment, live free of stigma, and achieve their full potential. We must all pull together and work as a cohesive team to achieve this lofty vision. The Foundation Board is asking all CPNP members and supporters to step up and give generously to support the new vision and strategic initiatives. Your gift truly can assist us in creating a better tomorrow for our patients, their families, and caregivers. You can visit cpnp.org/foundation/pledge to make your donation or pledge online or print off a donation form to complete and return by mail. 

Please make your contribution now, so your gift will be recorded for the current fiscal year and will support the important work of the Foundation in 2015. I am sincerely grateful for your continued support.

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