Tennessee Pharmacists Association

The Tennessee Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation (TPREF) is proud to offer Mental Health First Aid training. Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training that teaches people how to identify, understand, and respond to signs and symptoms of a mental health or substance use challenge in adults ages 18 and over.

The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it builds mental health literacy, providing an action plan that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental health or substance use challenge. To learn more about MHFA, visit MHFA.org

This webinar will provide attendees, including pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, with seven (7.0) contact hour of live ACPE Continuing Education. This is an application-based activity.


This live, in-person program is presented by:

Dr. Nancy Hooper, DPh, is a pharmacist in long-term recovery and a previous participant in the Tennessee Pharmacy Recovery Network. She is driven both personally and professionally to serve and advocate for people suffering from or in recovery from substance use disorder. Her current position with the TPA allows her to play an integral role in supporting Tennessee’s pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians in their efforts to further their careers as healthy pharmacy professionals. Dr. Hooper also serves part-time as a District Support Pharmacist for CVS Pharmacy.

Dr. Anthony Pudlo, PharmD, MBA, MSHIA, graduated from Drake University in 2007 and completed the University of North Carolina (UNC) community pharmacy residency in Chapel Hill, NC. He has served as a clinical coordinator and regional clinical manager with Kerr Health in Asheville, NC, where he worked directly with patients and physicians to prevent and treat chronic diseases. Before his current role, Dr. Pudlo had served as vice president of professional affairs at the Iowa Pharmacy Association for almost ten years. In this role, he provided clinical resources to pharmacists across Iowa and served as liaison to state agencies and healthcare organizations to promote safe and effective medication use. In August 2021, Dr. Pudlo started in his current role as Chief Executive Officer of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association. In this role, he leads an organization that advances, protects, and promotes high-quality pharmacist-provided patient care in the state of Tennessee. In May 2023, he completed a Master of Science in Health Informatics & Analytics from Drake University.

Dr. Ariel Clark, PharmD, is a dedicated pharmacist with expertise in the intersection of pharmacy practice and education. She attended the University of Minnesota – Duluth College of Pharmacy and completed an Executive Fellowship in Non-profit Organizational Leadership and Management at the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. Dr. Clark is strongly committed to improving healthcare outcomes and serves as the Director of Educational Affairs for the Tennessee Pharmacists Association. In this role, she leverages her expertise to develop and review educational content from drug therapy experts, support innovation with grant-funded programming, and execute impactful pharmacy practice initiatives across Tennessee.

Program Objectives

  • Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury.
  • Use a 5-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.
  • Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities.
  • Apply knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery.

Registration & Cancellation

Attendees must register individually through the online registration linked to the dates below. If a date does not yet have a link, it will be added once registration is available.

Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable under any circumstances. Please be advised that this program is subject to postponement or cancellation if the required minimum number of registrants is not met at least 10 days prior to the program. If class is cancelled, TPA will automatically transfer your registration fee to a future TPA hosted Mental Health First Aid training course.

2024 Training Dates

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Thursday, August 29, 2024 — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT

Program Pricing

TPA Members:

Pharmacist Rate – $125

Student Pharmacist/Pharmacy Technician Rate – $60


Non-TPA Members:

Pharmacist Rate – $175

Student Pharmacist/Pharmacy Technician Rate – $80


If you have questions, please contact Ariel Clark, TPA Director of Educational Affairs.




The Tennessee Pharmacists Consortium for Education (TPCE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This seminar will provide seven (7.0) hours of ACPE-accredited continuing pharmacy education to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who attend the program and complete the online evaluation required to claim credit. UAN: 0575-0000-22-154-L99-P/T