Letter from the HCPC Board
Dear HCPC Member,
It is an honor to be serving on the HCPC Board for the upcoming 2017-2018 Board term. I am excited to continue highlighting the benefits of compliance-prompting packaging through the efforts of this persistent and valuable organization as Board Chair. As we embark on our 27th year, I look back at the progress we've made in increasing our sphere of influence with patient adherence stakeholders by networking more closely with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) both in and out of the Beltway. At our annual meeting in Annapolis, we hosted a very successful meeting with the members of the IoPP's Drug and Pharmaceutical Packaging Committee. Based on the success of this conference, the DPPC has asked us to host them again and we are diligently researching appropriate dates and locations. We continue to communicate the results of our pharmaceutical packaging stability study, highlighting that prescriptions may have a higher risk of physical degradation in conventional pharmacy packaging. We will not rest on our laurels. There is still much work to do and we are embarking on an exciting year, particularly with anticipated change as a result of the new presidential administration and potential changes/repeal of the Affordable Healthcare Act.
Many of you were in attendance at our annual meeting and know what our objectives are for this year. Those who were not received a detailed report on the meeting. We invite you to become engaged in these initiatives. As my board predecessor, Ralph Mendoza stated, we are a grassroots organization and our momentum and progress is a result of member involvement. We thank you for your help in getting us to where we are today. I look forward to working with each of you to move the needle and see compliance-prompting packaging used on a majority of medications in order to increase patient adherence, improve patient safety, reduce errors, and improve health outcomes.
2017-2018 HCPC Board Chairman