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National Community Pharmacists Association

100 Daingerfield Road
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-683-8200; 1–800–544–7447
Fax: 703-683-3619
Web Site:


Carolyn Ha
Assistant Director, Professional Affairs
Phone: 703-600-1222


  • Mission:

    The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), founded in 1898 as the National Association of Retail Druggists, represents the pharmacist owners, managers, and employees of more than 24,000 independent community pharmacies across the United States. The Nation’s independent pharmacies, independent pharmacy franchises, and independent chains dispense nearly half of the Nation’s retail prescription medicines.

    • NCPA is dedicated to the continuing growth and prosperity of independent community pharmacies in the United States.
    • NCPA is the national pharmacy association that represents the professional and proprietary interests of independent community pharmacists and vigorously promotes and defends those interests.
    • NCPA is committed to high-quality pharmacist care and to restoring, maintaining, and promoting the health and well-being of the public they serve.
    • NCPA believes in the inherent virtues of the American free enterprise system and will strive to ensure the ability of independent community pharmacists to compete in a free and fair marketplace.
    • NCPA values the right to petition the appropriate legislative and regulatory bodies to serve the needs of those they represent.
    • NCPA will use their resources to achieve these ends in an ethical and socially responsible manner.

    The Nation’s independent pharmacists are small business entrepreneurs and multifaceted healthcare providers who represent a vital part of the United States’ healthcare delivery system. They have roots in America’s communities. They are community leaders actively involved in community-oriented public health, civic, and volunteer projects. Many hold local elected offices; others serve as state legislators.

  • Membership/Affiliates:

    NACHC currently represents the program and policy interests of more than 1,000 community-based healthcare organizations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam.

    Membership is open to all community health centers, and various types of voting and nonvoting memberships are available. State and regional primary care associations are chartered members of NACHC.

  • Programs/Activities:

    NACHC programs and services are designed to assist health centers in navigating today’s complex and constantly changing healthcare environment. Membership in NACHC provides health centers with the following:

    • Strong advocacy before Congress and with federal administrative and regulatory bodies on all major issues that affect health centers and their mission.
    • Access to the most comprehensive source of information, training, and technical assistance designed specifically for health centers on all aspects of operations and governance.
    • Leadership and professional development for staff and boards.
    • Discounted services and products designed to save costs for health centers and enhance health services delivery and effectiveness.
    • Direct input on issues affecting health centers via participation on committees, task forces, and workgroups.
    • Peer/industry recognition through national awards programs.

  • Meetings:

    Community Health Institute and Expo

    Financial, Operations Management /IT Conference

    National Farmworkers Health Conference

    Policy & Issues Forum

  • Publications:

    Community Health Forum® Magazine

    Various newsletters, including Washington Update, Programs and Policy Update, and PCA Update

    Research and data reports, management tools, and other resource publications are available.

  • Date Last Updated
    October 2010

    Department of Health and Human Services NIH, the National Institutes of Health