Student Advocacy

When you graduate, you will take the Oath of a Pharmacist. In that oath, you promise to embrace and advocate changes that improve patient care. At NCPA, we help you fulfill that promise long before graduation.

Whether it's in a chapter meeting, local chapter event, or in the comfort of your home, NCPA strives to provide a wide range of resources and education tools to help you advocate for your profession as a student.

Not sure where to start? Explore our resources and tools below.

Federal Priorities

State Priorities

Keep Track of State Legislation

Watch this video to learn how stay up to date on legislation in your state.

More information and resources on House and Senate Committees and the issues they oversee, can be found below:

House Committees

Energy & Commerce

“The Energy and Commerce Committee is at the forefront of all issues and policies powering America’s economy, including our global competitive edge in energy, technology, and health care.”

Oversight & Accountability

The O&A committee’s mission is “to ensure the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of the federal government and all its agencies. We provide a check and balance on the role and power of Washington - and a voice to the people it serves.”

Ways & Means

“The Committee on Ways & Means is the oldest committee of the United States Congress and is the chief tax-writing committee in the House of Representatives.”

Senate Committees


The Finance Committee concerns itself with many different matters related to the US financial and social security system. Learn more at the link above.

Commerce, Science, & Transportation

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation is composed of 27 Senators further composed of seven subcommittees, which together oversee the vast range of issues under its jurisdiction. Learn more about the range of issues this committee oversee and its representatives at the link above.

Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions

The Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions is referred all proposed legislation, messages, petitions, memorials, and other matters relating to 20 different subjects. Learn what each of their 20 subcommittees focuses on and their impact at the link above.

Did you know, pharmacists are not only the most accessible healthcare resource, but are also actively representing the profession of pharmacy at the State and National levels as well? Learn more as NASPA breaks down the numbers.

Pharmacists in Elected Office

Additional Student Resources