*NEW* - Practice Transformation Teams: CPF has expanded its funding portfolio with Flip the Pharmacy, a nationwide practice transformation effort to sustain community-based pharmacy practice through the creation of economically viable, scalable and sustainable care and business processes among clinically integrated networks who can contract with payers, purchasers and partners for high value, reliable and repeatable services across thousands of pharmacies. If you are an organization, who is at a minimum engaged with at least one CPESN Network, and interested in applying to become a Flip the Pharmacy Practice Transformation Team, please visit www.flipthepharmacy.com to learn more. Applications for the first cohort are due August 12, 2019.
Academicians: The majority of Community Pharmacy Foundation (CPF) grants involve college of pharmacy faculty working in collaboration with community pharmacists to design, implement, analyze, report, and often publish research. This collaboration allows for the strength of the academic process to balance the busy time constraints of community pharmacy practitioners. It also benefits each organization in that it establishes local, regional, or national relationships and often engages students and/or residents as part of the process.
Residents: CPF proudly supports APhA Foundation Incentive Grants, which are a source of funding for resident projects that emphasize innovation in patient care. CPF's partnership with the APhA Foundation aligns resources and structures a submission and review process around residency timelines. CPF's two-step grant approval process can often take 5 to 8 months for review, approval, and agreement finalization, which exceeds the residency project implementation timeline. On the other hand, if residents feel that a project scope is larger than an Incentive Grant, they should consider applying for a CPF grant under their faculty/practitioner organization.
Students planning to complete a community pharmacy residency should monitor the APhA Foundation Incentive Grants program, as CPF collaborates with the APhA Foundation to award resident grants.