Aligning the AACP strategic engagement agenda with key federal priorities in health: Report of the 2016-17 argus commission

Brian Crabtree, J Lyle Bootman, Cynthia J. Boyle, Patricia Chase, Peggy Piascik, Lucinda L. Maine

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The Argus Commission identified three major federal priorities related to health care, including the precision medicine initiative, the Cancer Moonshot and the opioid abuse epidemic. Current activities at the federal level were summarized and an analysis of activities within the profession, and academic pharmacy specifically, was prepared. The implications for pharmacy education, research and practice are compelling in all three areas. Recommendations, suggestions and two policy statements aim to optimize the attention to these priorities by the academy. Further, aligning the AACP Strategic Engagement agenda with the opportunities and threats acknowledged in the analysis is essential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberS15
JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017



  • Cancer
  • Curriculum
  • Opioid abuse
  • Opioid misuse epidemic
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Precision medicine
  • Research collaboration
  • Substance abuse disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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