Startup Stories: Indigenous Pharmacy Professionals of Canada
New associations launch to fill a void in their sector
Starting point. The Indigenous Pharmacy Professionals of Canada (IPPC) is an Indigenous-led association recently launched to connect and support Indigenous pharmacy professionals and help all pharmacists provide better care to Indigenous Peoples.
First announced at the Canadian Pharmacy Conference in June, IPPC will help build a foundation for anti-racism, anti-oppression and cultural safety in the delivery of pharmacy care to and by Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
“Recognizing that pharmacy professionals are among the most accessible healthcare professionals and knowing that the greatest gaps in health outcomes experienced by people in Canada are between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples, we are well-positioned to lead the way in identifying and addressing the historical and ongoing policies, practices, and racism that are at play in creating and re-creating these gaps,” said Dr. Jaris Swidrovich in a press release.
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