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Drum roll please…… Introducing Kaleidoscope, the new official newsletter of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Foundation! Although the Foundation has issued sporadic newsletters in the past, this one is issue 1, volume 1, of the newly designed, quarterly electronic newsletter. The purpose of the newsletter is to keep you up-to-date on the Foundation’s plans, accomplishments, and needs, and to provide accountability to our constituents for their generosity and trust. Periodically we will also publish news about CPNP members’ professional activities which are exemplary of the mission and vision of the Foundation. Read more.
As part of its new strategic plan, the CPNP Foundation has committed to completing a project that has the goal of constructing an online national directory of community mental health pharmacies. This project builds from prior work completed by psychiatric and community pharmacists, and one CPNP Foundation project. Read more.
My husband and I recently updated our will, and I timidly admit that we were way past due in doing that. We have recently moved to a new state, and we (and our children) are in a much different financial situation than we were when we made our last will. We all should have a valid will to be sure we are doing all that we can to protect our family and to be sure that our assets are distributed in the way we desire after our departure from this life. Read more.
The CPNP Foundation’s 2014 Annual Giving Campaign kicks-off with this inaugural issue of our quarterly newsletter. There are so many ways that we can all contribute to creating a better future for our patients and for psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy. I am asking each CPNP member to make a generous contribution to the CPNP Foundation Annual Fund at this time. Read more.
2014 was a true defining moment for CPNP and the CPNP Foundation. So why, in the 16 year history of CPNP and the 5 year history of the Foundation, is 2014 such a crucial year? As you have recently read in the May issue of The CPNP Perspective, each entity finalized their new Strategic Plans (CPNP Strategic Plan; CPNP Foundation Strategic Plan). Except for the committee chairs, elected officers and board members who are responsible for implementing the strategic plans, it is probably difficult for most CPNP members to get very excited about strategic planning. But you should be excited. For the first time, there is now a very clear focus, and a separation of purpose, for these two entities that the CPNP membership should understand and appreciate. Read more.
The CPNP Foundation is excited to announce a new annual grant program for students and residents. Students and residents interested in psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy, including CPNP student chapters, may apply for a grant starting in the fall of 2015. Grantees will be required to complete a research project in time to present their results as a poster at the CPNP 2016 Annual Meeting at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Grants of up to $1500 each will be awarded to up to three applicants. Projects must focus on stigma and comprehensive medication management as a best practice. Read more.