NC CAN - North Carolina Community Pharmacy Alert Network


What is NC CAN?

The North Carolina Community Alert Network (NC CAN) is an initiative intended to facilitate communication between local health departments and the community pharmacies within their service areas. NC CAN was developed by the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists (NCAP) with support from the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) in partnership with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This communication network is designed to help address any public health need that may exist, but is particularly helpful during disease outbreaks, natural disasters, or other population health initiatives for the purpose of mobilizing resources and serving residents at the local level, across the state of North Carolina. 

The rollout of this new platform is taking place now. We are holding gatherings with pharmacists and public health professionals across the state to provide training and education for the network and building meaningful partnerships along the way! Look out for the next NC CAN kick-off event coming to your county soon!