|Friday, August 3, 2018
APhA Foundation Incentive Grant Program receives boost from the Community Pharmacy Foundation
WASHINGTON, DC – The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation announced that the Community Pharmacy Foundation (CPF) increased funding in support of the APhA Foundation’s Incentive Grants for Practitioner Innovation in Pharmaceutical Care. This program provides seed money for innovative pharmacy-based projects. The additional funding bolsters the total number of CPF-matched individual incentive grants awarded from 9 to 14 for the 2018-2019 award cycle.
These Incentive Grants are awarded annually to community pharmacy residents to execute new or strengthen existing patient care services that improve the health outcomes of patients within their pharmacy practice site.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Community Pharmacy Foundation and are grateful for their increased funding and longtime commitment to this important program.” said Elizabeth K. Keyes, RPh, APhA Foundation Executive Director. “With the additional support, we are able to broaden the selection of innovative ideas and increase the patient care impact in even more communities in which the pharmacists serve.”
“The Incentive Grant program was one of my first assignments when joining the Community Pharmacy Foundation in 2004.” said Anne Marie (Sesti) Kondic, PharmD, CPF Executive Director. “It has been rewarding to continue the Incentive Grant partnership with the APhA Foundation to support future innovators in community pharmacy practice as well as cultivate new CPF grantees.”
Established in 1993, this is the 25th anniversary of the Incentive Grants Program and is the APhA Foundation’s longest running program. To date, the Program has awarded more than $500,000 grants for over 500 projects improving the health outcomes of thousands of patients across the country.
About the American Pharmacists Association Foundation
The APhA Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., is a trusted source of research demonstrating how pharmacists can improve health care. The APhA Foundation’s mission is to improve health by inspiring philanthropy, research, and innovation that advances pharmacists’ patient care services. The APhA Foundation is affiliated with the American Pharmacists Association, the national professional society of pharmacists in the U.S. For more information, please visit the APhA Foundation website www.aphafoundation.org. Follow the APhA Foundation on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates.
About the Community Pharmacy Foundation:
The Community Pharmacy Foundation (CPF) is a non-profit organization founded in 2000 to advance community pharmacy practice and patient care delivery through grant funding and resource sharing. Funding priorities include topics that highlight new and emerging patient care services that are financially sustainable, transferable, and replicable in community pharmacy practice. Resources are posted for each grantee and special website sections are compiled for toolkit materials and journal publications. For more information about the Community Pharmacy Foundation, please visit www.communitypharmacyfoundation.org. Follow CPF on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates.