HOPA’s Vision and Mission remain clear and strong and have not wavered since our inception. In January 2015, the HOPA Board of Directors, key stakeholders and staff met to conduct a comprehensive review of the HOPA Strategic Plan, which reflects four redevised core areas: Professional Development, Professional Resources and Tools, Research, and Advocacy. These focused goal areas identify where the association will direct its energy and resources in the next five years. A set of objectives for each area provides measurable direction in achieving these goals.

 

OUR VISION: All individuals affected by cancer have a hematology/oncology pharmacist as an integral member of their care team.

OUR MISSION: Support pharmacy practitioners and promote and advance hematology/oncology pharmacy to optimize the care of individuals affected by cancer.

2016-2020 HOPA Goals and Objectives

Goal Area: Professional Development

Develop hematology/oncology pharmacists to be valuable members of the cancer care team exceling within their institutions and their professions.

Objectives:

  1. Increase the breadth, depth and awareness of HOPA’s educational initiatives to meet the diverse needs of pharmacists practicing in hematology/oncology.
  2. Provide professional development opportunities that advance hematology/oncology pharmacists in leadership, research and advocacy.
  3. Implement innovative delivery channels to maximize access to HOPA’s professional development programs.
  4. Develop and implement a certification program.

 

Goal Area: Professional Resources and Tools

Provide the professional resources and tools needed to support hematology/oncology pharmacy across the cancer care continuum.

Objectives:

  1. Define, establish and develop a resource library for common practice challenges.
  2. Develop guidelines and practice standards.
  3. Develop competencies and assessment tools to meet the needs of the membership.

 

Goal Area: Research

Establish HOPA as a leader in research of hematology/oncology pharmacy intervention and impact.

Objectives:

  1. HOPA develops a research framework.
  2. Develop professional benchmarks for workforce metrics, quality improvement and professional practices.
  3. Foster collaborative outcomes research that demonstrates the efficacy of hematology/ oncology pharmacy.
  4. Expand research funding through alternative sources.

 

Goal Area: Advocacy

Advocate for the value of hematology/oncology pharmacy and be an influential voice for patient cancer care issues.

Objectives:

  1. Increase patient, public and professional awareness of the role and value of the hematology/oncology pharmacist.
  2. Increase HOPA member engagement in advocacy initiatives.
  3. Strengthen and develop alliances to influence safety, quality and access to care.