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Committees & Task Forces

 
Serving on an IPA committee gives you the opportunity to directly engage in the association and profession. Share your experience, expertise, and passion to help the association better serve its membership and advance the profession! Committee involvement is also a great opportunity to create connections with colleagues across the state.

Each year, IPA’s president selects pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and student pharmacists from a variety of practice settings to serve on the committees below. 
In 2023, IPA’s Advisory Committees were aligned with the association’s Strategic Plan pillars of Practice Transformation, Innovation & Growth, and Amplified Voice.
   
If you are interested in serving on a committee or task force, please complete our volunteer survey to share all of your volunteering interests.

Policy Committees

IPA’s Policy Committees serve to move an idea or concept into a policy position and provide direction for the association and the profession. These committees analyze current issues and recommend policy statements to IPA’s House of Delegates for discussion and possible adoption into official IPA policy. IPA has two policy committees:
 
  • The Policy Committee on Public Affairs – This committee discusses issues related to the pharmacy profession, including education and regulation.
  • The Policy Committee on Professional Affairs – This committee discusses issues related to the role pharmacists play in delivering care to their patients, in addition to interactions with other healthcare providers and the public.
Policy committee members are responsible for attending two meetings – a committee meeting in the summer at IPA headquarters or virtually and an executive committee meeting following the first session of the House of Delegates during the IPA Annual Meeting.


Advisory Committee on Practice Transformation

IPA believes that pharmacy professionals should practice at the highest level of their training, and pharmacists should be recognized as healthcare providers with appropriate payment for their services. The Advisory Committee on Practice Transformation is focused on initiatives and resources that transform practice settings to support pharmacist care delivery and the well-being of pharmacy professionals.


Advisory Committee on Innovation & Growth

The Advisory Committee on Innovation & Growth is centered around increasing the reach of the association and its value to members. IPA can provide this value by offering engagement opportunities, accepting broad input from members, and highlighting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).


Advisory Committee on Amplified Voice

On behalf of all pharmacy professionals in the state, IPA advocates for the pharmacy profession in Iowa to key stakeholders, including legislators, regulatory agencies, healthcare providers and the public. The Advisory Committee on Amplified Voice focuses on advancing our political agenda to achieve our strategic goals and evolve the political landscape to meet the needs of our diverse membership.


IPA Finance Committee

The IPA Finance Committee, established in 2024, consists of 7 members and is appointed by the President to oversee and review the association’s financial matters, operating budget, investment policy, and additional policies as needed. The IPA Treasurer serves as the Finance Committee chair. Each committee member serves a two-year term (coinciding with Board term, if an elected Board member) with renewal option upon recommendation of the chair.


Legislative Advisory Committee

The Legislative Advisory Committee serves as the official advisory body on legislation and regulation to the IPA Board of Trustees. Responsibilities assigned to the committee are the following:
  • To review legislative and regulatory proposals affecting pharmacy in Iowa.
  • To evaluate legislative proposals emanating from other states as well as appropriate federal initiatives.
  • To recommend a list of legislative and regulatory priorities to the Board of Trustees.
The committee meets each fall to establish IPA’s legislative and regulatory priorities for the upcoming year. The committee may also review and comment on proposed legislation or regulatory language throughout the year as needed.


Education Advisory Committee

The Education Committee seeks to expand educational programs offered by the association and assess IPA and CEimpact programming to keep it aligned with members’ needs. Throughout the year, feedback and review may be sought via email communication or by conference call.


Student Pharmacist Advisory Committee

IPA’s Student Pharmacist Advisory Committee serves to address issues influencing student pharmacists across the state. IPA works closely with both Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy on various initiatives to ensure student pharmacist engagement, professional growth, and readiness to become new practitioners. This committee is comprised of student pharmacists from across the state and may meet in person or virtually throughout the year.