The Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Practice (CAPP) was established by the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy to transform pharmacy practice within the state and the nation. The Center, through research, education, engagement, and scholarship, will facilitate the creation and translation of novel care delivery models within pharmacy practice that improve medication use and health outcomes.
The timing of the establishment of CAPP could not have been better, as there has been a groundswell of activity and support in 2012 toward achieving provider status for pharmacists, from the Report to the U.S. Surgeon General in late 2011 entitled Improving Patient and Health System Outcomes through Advanced Pharmacy Practice, to national petitions, to activity and support from prominent pharmacist professional organizations like the ASHP.
Support from Kentucky pharmacy organizations
New law allowing pharmacists to dispense naloxone
The Coalition is a group of individuals from across diverse pharmacy practice settings – hospital, community, managed-care, academia, and policy – who have formed an alliance with the common goal of creating an action plan on how to advance the practice of pharmacy in Kentucky.