Why Become a CSHP Member?

Representation
The Society works for you so that you may work in Connecticut.
  • CSHP advocates for the professional interests of practitioners in CT before legislative and regulatory decision makers.  We encourage our members to become involved in our grassroots initiatives that can enhance their ability to practice.
  • CSHP maintains cooperative relationships with other health related associations.
Click for information on current initiatives, achievements and how you can get involved
    
Professional Development
CSHP offers many professional development opportunities.
  • Enhance your resume through speaking (ex. "The Great Eight" spotlight for residents, Catch the Wave), writing for the News Brief, presenting a poster at Catch the Wave, serving on a committee, task force or even the Board of Directors.
  • Attend topical continuing education programs to stay current and maintain your credentials.  The Society seeks grants and sponsorship support to cover all or part of the cost of presenting these programs.
  • Receive complimentary or reduced rate registration for the continuing education programs (includes buffet dinner) and discounted registration for our annual conferences Catch the Wave and the Tri-State.
  • CSHP's Awards program recognizes members who have displayed professional excellence.  They include the Award for Meritorious Achievement, the Paul G. Pierpaoli Lecture Award and the Pharmacist of the Year Award.
  • In addition, each spring, we present CSHP Student Awards to pharmacy students who have exhibited leadership skills and commitment.

Networking
We create opportunities for you to meet with, and through CSHP activities, work with colleagues and decision makers from all over Connecticut.

Confidential Assistance
Pharmacist helping pharmacists. 24-hour Helpline: (860) 674-7984.  

Leadership Opportunities
As a member, you are encouraged to explore opportunities to develop your leadership skills and effect the direction of the Society and how we represent our members. Click for information about Board positions. Nominations form are available in the spring.

Communications/Information
The Society gathers and conveys important information about CSHP activities and practice issues such as certification and legislative developments, as well as information about continuing education, grants, leadership, awards and other opportunities.

The Society communicates through itsNews Brief (archived on the “Resources” page of this site), pharmaceutical alerts, legislative updates, Facebook page and our web site. Most communications are broadcast so please make sure we have your current e-mail address.

Service
CSHP office is staffed by professional association managers who can assist you, in person, during weekday business hours. Do not hesitate to contact them.