Incentive Grants


2019 Incentive Grant Recipients


  • July – Begin application. 
  • September 4th, 2019 – Application deadline. 
  • September – Review of applications
  • October/November – Notification of all grant applicants. Upon receipt of the Acceptance Agreement and W-9 forms, recipients will receive grant funding.
  • March – Resident interim reports due Monday, March 30, 2020.
  • June – Non-resident interim reports and resident final reports due Monday, June 15, 2020.
  • December – Non-resident final reports due Monday, December 14, 2020.
  • End of Project - A final expense report must be submitted. Please see Use of Grant Funds below.



Residents and their preceptor may apply for an APhA Foundation Incentive Grant. A project prosal with any community/ambulatory-pharmacy based practice innovation is acceptable, but preference will be given to projects with a focus in the following areas:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Diabetes/ Cardiovascular Care
  • Pain Management
  • Patient Care Workflow
  • Pharmacist-Patient Communication
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Specialty Medications

Student pharmacists and pharmacists may apply for an Immunization Incentive Grant. Preference will be given to projects within the following focus areas:

  • Development of referral mechanisms for immunization services within the community, and strengthening the immunization neighborhood
  • Advance usage of Immunization Information System (IIS) for immunization assessment and enhanced immunization delivery methods
  • Increase vaccination rates in the adult population, pregnant patients, and college-age students
  • Increase access to and administration of HPV vaccines
  • Implementation of new ACIP recommendations in pharmacy practice (ie. pneumococcal)


Use of Grant Funds

Full payments will be made upon receipt of the completed Grant Acceptance/Agreement forms. Grant funds may be used only for direct costs associated with the development and implementation of the project described in the application. Expenditures for indirect costs (overhead) will not be funded. Salaries for recipients will not be allowed; however, consultant fees, fees for research/technician services and expenses for administrative services may be allowed if submitted in the proposed budget to the APhA Foundation.

Final expense reports must be submitted once the project has ended. Reports shall include funding descriptions, vendors, dates of issue and any other relevant information.


Please contact Meg Freiter, Executive Resident at or 202-558-2709 with any questions.



Inaugurated in 1993, the Incentive Grants for Practitioner Innovation in Pharmaceutical Care is the APhA Foundation’s longest running program. Grants totaling more than $500,000 have facilitated the development of over 500 pharmacy-based projects, improving the health outcomes of thousands of patients across the country.

Incentive Grants offer pharmacists, students, and community pharmacy residents seed money to implement or support an existing innovative patient care service within their pharmacy practice. The program has provided around twenty grants annually since its inception. We have been able to provide this support due in part to the Community Pharmacy Foundation. The Foundation thanks them for their efforts and you may find more information about the Community Pharmacy Foundation below.

The Incentive Grants have been a starting point for many pharmacists, residents, and students for active involvement and leadership within APhA, the Foundation, and in practice. Just as important, awarding an incentive grant encourages practitioners to foster new ideas and allows them to “lead by example.” 

Aligned with the Foundation’s focus on designing and evaluating new practice models for pharmacy, the core requirement of the Incentive Grants Program is a focus on innovation. The Foundation has funded projects in past years that address a variety of meaningful patient care services and will continue to accept proposals for any type of ambulatory pharmacy-based innovation.

Incentive Grants are awarded annually on a calendar year. Grant recipients will be required to submit an interim report, a final project report, a final project expense report, and a short video summary of their project.

Partnership with the Community Pharmacy Foundation

The Community Pharmacy Foundation has generously provided matching grant support to fund the APhA Foundation Incentive Grants Program since 2004. The Community Pharmacy Foundation supports research and demonstration projects that highlight new and emerging innovations in patient care related to community pharmacy practice.

Daniel A. Herbert Incentive Grant Award

The Daniel A. Herbert Incentive Grant Award is awarded annually to a community pharmacy resident or recent pharmacy graduate who is working to expand pharmacy services.

Innovation in Immunization Practices Incentive Grant

In 2007, the American Pharmacists Association Foundation established the Immunization Fund to support APhA’s more than 20 years of leadership in advancing pharmacists role in improving our nation’s health. The Immunization Fund supports the annual Innovation in Immunization Practices Incentive Grant.

2019 Incentive Grant Recipients

Practitioner Innovation in Immunization Practices
Shanna O'Connor Bengal Pharmacy Implementation of a vaccination referral program for hepatitis C-infected patients Pocatello, ID
Stephanie White Lumberton Family Practice and Urgent Care Increasing Pnemoccocal Vaccination Rates in a Rural Community Lumberton, NC
Residents and their Preceptors 
Melissa Beers Realo Discount Drugs Value of a Standardized Module for Training Pharmacy Technicians Regarding Chronic Care Management Services Jacksonville, NC
Chase Board University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy Measuring the Impact of an Insulin Education Tool in Assisting Pharmacy Technicians to Correctly Calculate Insulin Pen Prescriptions Jackson, MS
Navya Clement Walgreens Store Evaluating the Early Implementation of Pharmacist-Provided Patient Care Services of a Statewide Pharmacy Network within a Regional Grocery Chain Pharmacy Chelsea, MA
Elizabeth Davenport Walgreens Pharmacist Preceptor Knowledge and Perceptions of Medication-Assisted Treatment in Indiana Community Pharmacies Indianapolis, IN

Sandra De Anda

Centro De Salud Familiar La Fe, Inc. Opening DOORS (Doors Of Opportunities to Realize Success) for Diabetes Education El Paso, TX
Katie Dollar Price Chopper Pharmacy Public Awareness of Mental Health First Aid and Perception of Community Pharmacists as Mental Health First Aid Providers Overland Park, KS
Erin Drake Topeka Pharmacy Utilization of a vaccination history screening during comprehensive medication reviews in an independent community pharmacy setting Topeka, IN
Elise Durgin Goodrich Pharmacy Pharmacogenetic testing for mental health medications in the community pharmacy setting Anoka, MN
Alyssia Dyett Walgreens Pharmacy Workflow  Tool  for  Community  Pharmacies  to  Help  Improve  Adherence  Metrics Chapel Hill, NC
Nidhi Gandhi Jewel Osco Pharmacy Impact of communication technique training on rates of naloxone dispensing Schaumburg, IL
Nikkina Hankins Marcrom's Pharmacy and Wellness Center Analyzing the Effects of the Community Pharmacist's Intervention to Promote Pneumococcal Vaccinations Among At-risk Populations within the Age of 19-64 Years at an Independent Pharmacy Manchester, TN
Michael Hembree Albertsons Pharmacy Pharmacist Prescriptive Authority in Idaho: Assessing Delivery of New Health Services in Community Pharmacy Boise, ID
Shantel Houston Moose Professional Pharmacy Collaboration between a Community Pharmacy and Prescriber Practices to AddressPrimary Nonadherence  Concord, NC
Nicole Jara Atlantis Pharmacy Community Pharmacist-Led Intervention to Identify Statin Eligible Persons Atlantis, FL
Samantha Kerr Richmond Hill Pharmacy An Evaluation of Pharmacist Interventions in an Enhanced Vaccine Workflow to Improve Patient Care in a Rural Independent Pharmacy Richmond Hill, GA
Lindsey Lagestee Osco Pharmacy Satisfaction With Levothyroxine Related to Concurrent Consumption of Selenium-containing Supplements and Foods Darien, IL
Brandon McCrea Kroger Pharmacy Pharmacy Technician Involvement in Adherence Conversations for Star Ratings Medications in a Large Community Pharmacy Chain Cincinnati, OH
Pooja Patel Safeway Pharmacy Personalized medicine: consumers’ awareness, willingness, and barriers to receiving pharmacogenetic testing in a community pharmacy setting Phoenix, AZ
Katherine Peters Community Health Centers of Benton and Linn Counties Exploring attitudes of community pharmacists involved with Oregon Death with Dignity Act prescriptions Corvallis, OR
Shelby Ramion Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, Inc SALUDD MENTAL - Social services Access for Latinos in Underserved communities with Depression and Diabetes: barriers to and opportunities for mental health care  from patient and provider perspectives El Paso, TX
Alyssa Shoemaker Mathes Pharmacy Patient Perceptions of Immunizations After Completing Diabetes Self-Management Education Classes Harlan, IN
Whitney Simerlein MUSC Specialty Pharmacy Services - AIM Clinic Assistance with Injectable Medications (AIM): Implementation of a Pharmacist-Run Specialty Pharmacy Injection Clinic Charleston, SC
Lily Van University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy Impact on glycemic control in patients with Type 2 Diabetes using student-run teleinsulin programs in medically underserved communities in rural Mississippi Yazoo City, MS
Victoria Watkins  Sona Pharmacy + Clinic The Effect of a Community-based Pharmacist Driven Disease Management Program on Clinical Outcomes Asheville, NC
Victoria Zhu Safeway Pharmacy Patient Perception of Pharmacist Prescribing Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention Ellicott City, MD
Daniel A. Herbert Incentive Grant  
Michelle Hon Smith's Food and Drug Impact of Integrating Position-Specific Roles for Comprehensive Medication Reviews into Community Pharmacy Workflow Lehi, UT


Report Submission (for 2018-2019 Incentive Grant Recipients)

Draft of Final Report - due September 19, 2019 by email

Final Report - due Septemeber 19, 2019 by email

Report Submission (for 2019-2020 Incentive Grant Recipients)

Interim Report - due March 30, 2020 for residents and June 15, 2020 for non-residents
Final Report - due June 15, 2020 for residents and December 14, 2020 for non-residents