The National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA) is a national, professional organization of pharmacists committed to serving the underserved and promoting minorities in pharmacy.


Founder: Dean Chauncey I. Cooper in 1947

The National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA) is a national, professional organization of pharmacists founded by Dr. Chauncey I. Cooper in 1947.

Dr. Cooper recognized the vital need to develop a pharmacy organization focused on the needs of the minority community. He strived to promote excellence and uniformity among minority health professionals in order to improve the quality of health care in minority communities.

Our Mission

The National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA), established in 1947, is dedicated to representing the views and ideas of minority pharmacists on critical issues affecting healthcare and pharmacy, promoting racial and health equity, as well as advancing the standards of pharmaceutical care among all practitioners.

Our Vision

  • To support a system of education and professional training which assure the public the availability of competent personnel to the accepted functions of the practice of pharmacy, especially disenfranchised communities.
  • To promote good health by providing information for the safe effective use of medications by members of the health professions the general public.
  • To provide information on current topics and medical product services through newsletters, journals, conventions and zone meetings.
  • To encourage interest in the practice of pharmacy as a career, especially among minority students.
  • To encourage and maintain relations with members of other health professions and their respective organizations by being a voice on public policy issues affecting and in representation of minority patients and pharmacists.
  • To maintain lines of communication between the organization and its membership so that their needs are accurately represented.
  • To provide continuing pharmaceutical education for its members.
  • To pursue such other lawful purposes within its corporate powers as may be approved from time to time by the House of Delegates or Board of Directors and:

The opportunity to network with pharmacists and students who are devoted to serving underserved communities; A medication review program as an outreach activity in the city where the annual conventions is being held; Continuing education opportunities to educate pharmacists on pertinent topics.


To increase the number of minority pharmacists who are active in organized pharmacy; Raise money to provide scholarship support for pharmacy students who are active members of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association; Be a strong voice on issues affecting minority pharmacists and underserved communities.


The National Pharmaceutical Association is dedicated to representing the views and ideals of minority pharmacists on critical issues affecting health care and pharmacy.



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National Pharmaceutical Association

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7729 E Greenway Rd, Suite 300

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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