Emergency Preparedness, Response, and the Role of the Oregon Pharmacist 

Online Continuing Education (CE) for Oregon Pharmacists 

This CE course provides pharmacists with valuable background on preparedness and emergency response, simple strategies to keep family members safe and maintain critical pharmacy operations at work during public health emergencies. Also, it reviews the legal framework for pharmacy emergency response in Oregon, and describes specific activities through which pharmacists can meet the pharmaceutical needs of their communities during public health incidents.  Click Here for more information and to register for this course. If you have trouble with that link, type the following into your browser:  http://pharmacy.oregonstate.edu/online_ce


Oregon Guidance for Collaborative Pharmacy-Local Public Health Authority

Response to Public Health Incidents


Guidance was developed in accordance with the Oregon Statewide Pharmacy-Local Public Health Authority Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).  Its contents have been reviewed by the Task Force that developed the MOU, as well as signatory Pharmacies and Local Public Health Authorities (LPHAs). 

The purpose of the guidance is to outline simple, straightforward processes through which LPHAs and Pharmacies can establish partnerships to meet the medical needs of Oregonians during public health incidents. It also provides templates of forms that can be used to request pharmacy participation in response, outline the specific activities requested, and describe treatment protocols that can be used by pharmacists during event response, as described in the Oregon Statewide Pharmacy-Local Public Health Authority Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

The MOU can be reviewed by clicking here.  For additional information, please contact the OSPA office or reach out to the Oregon Health Authority Chief Medical Officer:  Richard Leman; Chief Medical Officer; Health Security, Preparedness, and Response; Oregon Public Health Division at [email protected]