Since 1881, the Nebraska Pharmacists Association, the professional association for Nebraska pharmacists, has recognized the value of the pharmacist's role in health care and supports the concept of a unified voice for pharmacy. The NPA represents members consisting of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy students, pharmaceutical representatives, and other friends of pharmacy who support the mission and objectives of the Association. The NPA lobbies, educates, and collaborates with other healthcare organizations to serve its members. The NPA acts as a central source of information for those with questions regarding the practice of pharmacy. Through its other entities (NebPharmPAC and Foundation), the NPA also provides financial contributions to state legislative campaigns and scholarships for pharmacy students.