The Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) was founded in 1972 as the student
affiliate of the National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA). The first meeting was held on
the campus of Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, FL.
is an educational and service association of pharmacy students and high school affiliates
members, concerned about pharmacy, and health care issues; and the need for greater
minority representation in pharmacy and other
The purpose of SNPhA is to plan, organize, coordinate and execute
programs toward the improvement of the health, social, and educational environment of the
community; while providing opportunities for professional development.
To offer student
members the opportunity to develop leadership skills.
To educate students
about national health care issues.
To develop within all
communities, a positive image of minority health professionals.
To educate minority
communities about better health care practices, and to increase their awareness and
understanding of diseases.
To develop the role
of minority health professionals as vital members of the health care team.