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The Adequacy of Pharmacist Supply: 2004 to 2030, the pharmacy vacancy rate has fallen from 8 percent in 2000 to approximately 5 percent in 2004, equivalent to a shortage of about 10,400 pharmacists nationwide. (published December 2008)

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Mission: Increase the population's access to health care by providing national leadership in the development, distribution and retention of a diverse, culturally competent health workforce that can adapt to the population's changing health care needs and provide the highest quality of care for all.

Vision: A nation in which universal access and quality health care are provided, health workforce shortages are eliminated, health disparities are overcome, prevention is emphasized and health outcomes are optimal for all.

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