2022 Incentive Grant Recipient: Sarah Chong, PharmD
Project Proposal: Perceptions of Pharmacist-Led Hypertension Management in a Black Barbershop
Sarah Chong, PharmD, currently serves as the PGY1 Community Pharmacy Resident at Walgreens/University of California San Francisco (UCSF) in San Francisco, CA. She is a graduate of University of California San Francisco.
"Pharmacists play an important role in closing gaps in care. I am most excited about utilizing the unique skillset of pharmacists to identify elements of a sustainable practice environment to screen for and manage hypertension in our target population."
Sarah has always had a strong interest in incorporating creative solutions to reduce medication access barriers, especially for safety net populations. Pharmacists have the opportunity to utilize their skills and abilities to close gaps in care for their patients. This project proposal will lay the foundation for creating a sustainable and effective model of care that is easily accessible by utilizing pharmacists in this new setting.
"I am honored to be receiving the support from APhA Foundation to fund this project that I am incredibly passionate about. I am looking forward to engaging community members and pharmacists to improve access, build relationships, and reduce barriers to care for our underserved populations. This is a wonderful opportunity to create new areas of practice for pharmacists to best serve patients."