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The History Of SNPhA

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History
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.

SNPhA 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
health professions.

Purpose
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.

Objectives
gold_ball_white.gif (601 bytes)To offer student members the opportunity to develop leadership skills.

gold_ball_white.gif (601 bytes)To educate students about national health care issues.

gold_ball_white.gif (601 bytes)To develop within all communities, a positive image of minority health professionals.

gold_ball_white.gif (601 bytes)To educate minority communities about better health care practices, and to increase their awareness and understanding of diseases.

gold_ball_white.gif (601 bytes)To develop the role of minority health professionals as vital members of the health care team.

 

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