Steps

  1. Preoperational Steps:
    1. Create the vision and guiding coalition
    2. Establish a business plan (See Appendices/Business Plan)
    3. Identify funding – seed and ongoing (See Initial Funding for a Community Charitable Pharmacy 
    4. Engage with community partners, regulatory, and operational partners
  2. Operational Design Steps
    1. Identify facility and prepare it
    2. Identify staffing and train them
    3. Identify supply chain partners
    4. Begin marketing
    5. IT Hardware and Pharmacy Operating System
    6. Soft Launch
  3. Opening
    1. Ready the facility
    2. Stock inventory
    3. Opening day
  4. Post opening and ongoing maintenance
    1. Collect and measure process and outcome metrics