ALACHUA ‒ The Alachua County Area Association of Pharmacy along with the American Pharmacists Association and the Florida Pharmacy Association were recognized Monday, Sept. 11, 2023, by the City of Alachua Commission by proclaiming October 2023 as American Pharmacists Month. The proclamation read as follows:

Whereas    pharmacists are the most accessible health care providers delivering critical services to patients and contributing to the health and well-being of all people; and

Whereas    pharmacists are best positioned to be the health care provider that ensures optimal medication therapy outcomes, and helps to ensure patients are adherent to their medications; and serve as providers during public health emergencies; and

Whereas    with a community pharmacy located within five miles of nearly all Americans, pharmacists and pharmacy personnel are best suited to work collaboratively with other health care providers and are making an impact in helping patients overcome illness and live healthier lives through chronic disease management and the fully effective use of their medicines; and

Whereas    today, there are over 300,000 licensed pharmacists, over 400,000 pharmacy technicians, and 47,000 student pharmacists providing care and serving as patient advocates for ensuring access to the best and safest therapy to the patients they serve; and

Whereas    the American Pharmacists Association, Florida Pharmacy Association and the Alachua County Area Association of Pharmacy have declared October as American Pharmacists Month.

Now, therefore, be it resolved that I, Gib Coerper, Mayor of the City of Alachua, representing the City and City Commission, do hereby proclaim October 2023 as American Pharmacists Month and urge all our citizens to acknowledge the valuable services of pharmacists to provide safe, accessible, affordable, and beneficial patient care services and products to all residents and protect the public health of our communities.

In witness whereof , I have hereunto set my hand the 11th day of September 2023.

Gib Coerper, Mayor

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