The Community Pharmacy Foundation Expands Staff and Launches a Modernized Website that Engages Visitors and Highlights CPF and its Grant Funding Opportunities
Chicago, IL (March 18, 2019) – The Community Pharmacy Foundation (CPF) has launched an updated website that delivers an improved virtual experience intended to streamline content, inform and update visitors, and make grant resources broadly available. In addition, as it continues its path of growth and development, the Foundation has hired a CPF Administrator, Katy Vennum, BS, MPH.
“With Katy’s help and expertise, we are excited to release this website enhancement to bring laser focus to the key priorities of CPF – grant funding and resource sharing,” said Anne Marie (Sesti) Kondic, PharmD, CPF Executive Director.
Katy Vennum, BS, MPH is originally from Houston, TX and now lives in Chicago, IL. She joined CPF at the end of summer 2018 as the CPF Administrator. Katy brings a wealth of healthcare and communications experience, having achieved her BS, Health degree from Texas A&M University College Station, Texas; and her MPH, Health Communication and Marketing degree from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Katy previously worked for the American Heart Association on physician quality and health IT initiatives. Her most recent role, also in non-profit healthcare, was serving as operations manager for Prize4Life Inc., a foundation to accelerate the discovery of new treatments and cures for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
The redesigned website highlights information that a new or familiar visitor would want to know about the Community Pharmacy Foundation and its grant funding process, such as grant priorities, areas of strategic focus, and how to apply for funding. It also includes a comprehensive list of the almost two hundred grants awarded, including recently awarded grants. The site makes accessing the outcomes produced by innovative completed grants simple and intuitive, providing links directly to grant-related peer-reviewed publications and making current resources and materials accessible so they can be applied in pharmacy practice immediately. “In addition to visual imagery for grant promotion and graphical depictions incorporated to the site, a new feature was added to capture ongoing grant impact. This new content will promote the anecdotal post-award successes and accomplishments that I’ve been hearing from grantees over the years,” says Kondic. A new CPF organization timeline was added to the “About Us” section, and the leadership page shows the current board of directors and the new position filled by Ms. Vennum.
Experience the changes, access the information, and explore what CPF has to offer. Visit the updated website at www.communitypharmacyfoundation.org and connect with us by subscribing to the newsletter and following along on social media.
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.