Incentive Grants





Applications are now closed.


  • July 10th – Begin application. 
  • September 12 – Application deadline. 
  • September – Review of applications.
  • Early October  Notification of all grant applicants.
  • Late October – Upon receipt of the Acceptance Agreement and W-9 forms, recipients will receive grant funding.
  • March – Interim reports due March 15, 2024.
  • June – Final reports due June 15, 2024.
  • End of Project – A final expense report must be submitted. Please see Use of Grant Funds below.



Residents and their preceptors may apply for a Residents and their Preceptors Incentive Grant ($1000). A project proposal with any community/ambulatory-pharmacy based practice innovation is acceptable, but preference will be given to projects with a focus in the following areas:

  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Access and pharmacy deserts
  • Mental and Behavioral Health
  • Diabetes Care
  • Cardiovascular Care
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Pain Management
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Pharmacy Workplace Conditions
  • Patient Care Service Implementation
  • COVID-19 pharmacotherapy
  • Pharmacist-Patient Communication
  • Public Profession Perception of Patient Care Services 

Student pharmacists and pharmacists may apply for an Innovation in Immunization Practices Incentive Grant ($1000). Preference will be given to projects within the following focus areas:

  • Enhancing COVID-19 vaccine confidence among patients
  • Increasing access to/uptake of COVID-19 vaccines within identified populations: adolescents, underserved or minority populations, rural areas
  • Optimizing engagement of pharmacy team members in the provision of immunization-related services
  • 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
  • Increasing vaccination rates by patient population (pregnant patients, college students, children)
  • Increasing access to and administration of HPV vaccines
  • Implementation of new ACIP recommendations in pharmacy practice (ie. pneumococcal)
  • Childhood/adolescent vaccinations and vaccine services
  • Addressing vaccine access and pharmacy deserts 

All Incentive Grant recipients will be required to submit an abstract for APhA2024 Poster Presentations once the submission form opens. 


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.



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 600 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. We have been able to provide this support due in part to the Community Pharmacy Foundation. The Foundation thanks them for their efforts.

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.



Please contact Emily Albers, Executive Fellow, at or 202-429-7502 with any questions.


2024 Incentive Grant Recipients


Rothholz Family Immunization Education Grants
Shayna Byers Howard University

Bison Boosting HPV Vaccines

Washington, DC
Mya Desai Kroger Health Student Perceptions and Uptake of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine During Campus Outreach Activities Lexington, KY
Residents and their Preceptors 
Cody Beldon Kroger Health The Impact of a Community Pharmacist Referral on the Completion of Annual Wellness Visits  Cincinnati, OH
Victoria Blanton Walgreens Assessing Geriatric Perceptions of Naloxone After a Pharmacist-Led Consultation Asheville, NC
Maya Boguslawski Greenwood Pharmacy and Compounding Center Implementation of and Patient Experience with a Test-and-Treat Service in a Community Pharmacy Waterloo, IA
Riley Clark Moose Pharmacy Patient Perceptions of a Subscription-Based Clinical Service and Prescriptions in a Community-based Pharmacy  Mt. Pleasant, NC
Ashanta Colemen Mathes Pharmacy Bridging Technology and Patient Care: Investigating the Role of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) in Non-Insulin Dependent Individuals Living with Type II Diabetes New Albany, IN
Kaileigh Collins Campus Health Pharmacy College Student Attitudes and Perceptions Towards Opioid Overdose and Harm Reduction at a Large, Public University Chapel Hill, NC
Alyssa Cosselman Baldwin Family Health Care The Impact of Technician-Assisted Medication Therapy Management in a Federally Qualified Health Center White Cloud, MI
Megan Ditzman Osterhaus Pharmacy Implementation and Evaluation of a Long-Term Care at Home Service in a Rural Community Pharmacy Setting Maquoketa, IA
Lauren Flood Walgreens Pharmacy Community-Pharmacy Resident Led Diabetes Injection Technique Education and Disease State Optimization Boston, MA
Tia Fulton Kroger Pharmacy #627 The Value of a Pharmacist-Led Remote Patient Monitoring Service Little Rock, AR
Maria Gonzalez NorthShore Community Health Center Targeting Blood Pressure, a Pharmacy-Led Intervention to Improve Hypertension Control in a Community Health Center Evanston, IL
Abbas Hanaee Safeway Pharmacy Knowledge Gaps Among Maryland Community Pharmacists Regarding Cannabis Rockville, MD
Mariah Hubi University of Tennessee Health Science Center/Kroger Health Improving Medication Literacy and Medication Adherence in Spanish-Speaking Communities Through a Community Pharmacy Intervention Knoxville, TN
Madison Keller Albertsons Companies Assessing Patient interest in a pharmacist lead weight management service Philadelphia, PA
Kaitlyn Koch Purdue University Pharmacy College Students’ Acceptability and Perceived Appropriateness of Pharmacist-Led Prescribing of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in a Community Setting West Lafayette, IN
Danika Lee Kroger Pharmacy A Pilot Study: Creating a Community-based Pharmacy Intervention Process which Identifies Social Determinants of Health for Adult Patients Taking Mental Health Medication Morgantown, WV
Amy Ly-Ha The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy Use of Continuous Glucose Meters in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Who Are Newly Insulin-Dependent Jackson, MS
Nicki Mashayekan USC Health Center Pharmacy Patient Attitudes Towards Newly Accessible Over-the-Counter Progestin-Only Oral Contraception Los Angeles, CA
Abby McCurry University of Missouri Health Care Implementation and Impact of Community-Based Pharmacist Follow-Up for Patients Newly Initiated on Anti-Hypertensive Medications Columbia, MO
Kaylee McNeely Riverside Village Pharmacy Syncing Success: Does Medication Packaging and Synchronization improve Adherence and Patient Satisfaction? Nashville, TN
Carly Messenger Middleport Family Health Center The Assessment of Medication Adherence When transitioning between medication adherence packaging programs in a rural independent Pharmacy Buffalo, NY
Christy Nguyen MercyOne Pharmacy Implementation and Evaluation of a Vaccine Service within an Appointment-Based Medication Synchronization Program in a Community Pharmacy Setting Dubuque, IA
Jennifer Tram Nguyen Albertsons Companies Assessment of the Impact of Social Determinants of Health Barriers on Community Pharmacist-Provided Nutrition Counseling Boise, ID
Francis Palattao USC Mann/Clinicare Pharmacy  Three-year Impact of Community Pharmacist-Led Transitions of Care Model: A Retrospective Analysis Los Angeles, CA
Elena Patestos Weis Markets Pharmacy Impact and Clinical Outcomes of a Pharmacist and Dietitian Co-Led Employee Wellness Program Schnecksville, PA
Allison Potts St. Matthews Specialty Pharmacy Impact on Hepatitis C Treatment Adherence in a Specialty Pharmacy Through Introduction of Pharmacy-led Standardized Intervention Louisville, KY
Mariana Proffitt Kroger Health Impact of Pharmacy Technicians Utilizing Immunization Information Systems (IIS) in a Large Community Pharmacy Chain on Vaccine Administration Rates Cincinnati, OH
Kaitlyn Queen Campus Health Pharmacy College Students’ Perceptions and Barriers to Accessing Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for Prevention of HIV Transmission Chapel Hill, NC
Elizabeth Riley Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy Type and Frequency of Health Information Requests Made by Chain Community Pharmacists Indianapolis, IN
Shelby Rummage Kroger Pharmacy The Impact of Targeted Medication Review by Community Pharmacists on the Prescription of Migraine Preventive Therapy in Two Locations of a Large Community Pharmacy Chain Nashville, TN
Carina Salazar Centro De Salud Familiar La Fe Expanding Pharmacy Access for Continuous Glucose Monitoring Services in a Pre-dominantly Hispanic Patient Population with Diabetes El Paso, TX
Sarah Salomone Albertsons / Safeway Comparing Patient Utilization of Pharmacy-Led Services Based on Geographic Location in the Chain Community Pharmacy Setting Portland, OR
Ciera Sitton Fred Meyer Pharmacy - Orchards Evaluating the Impact of Pharmacist Led Mental Health Education on Community Mental Health Outcomes Portland, OR
Kaleigh Steelman Hillsborough Pharmacy and Nutrition Implementing an Opioid Pledge in a Community-based Independent Pharmacy Chapel Hill, NC
Faiza Sumra Kroger Health Evaluation of Comprehensive Medication Review Quality Performed by Community Pharmacists Cincinnati, OH
Aishwarya Venkatachalam HealthLinc Comprehension of a Drug Facts Label for a Newly Approved Over-the-Counter Hormonal Contraception Pill in English- and Spanish-Reading Populations Mishawaka, IN
Hayley Wells Walgreens Impact of A Pharmacist-Led Smoking Cessation Service on Changes in Patients’ Attitudes Towards Smoking and Changes in Behavioral Measures Kansas City, MO
Keondrece Williams Harris Teeter Pharmacy Assessing Pharmacist-Led Education on the Impact of HPV Vaccination in Men Aged 18-45 Years Old Charlotte, NC
Luke Witkowski Jewel-Osco Pharmacy Evaluating the Perceived Impact of Drug Shortages on Patient Care by Patients in a Community-based Pharmacy Chain Chicago, IL
Anni Yu Western University of Health Sciences / 986 Pharmacy Community PGY1 How Can the Pharmacy Profession Improve Equity and Access for the Unhoused Population? Pomona, CA
Jacob Zanolla HealthLinc Community Health Center - Valparaiso Clinic Exploring Patient Perceptions of Pharmacist-Provided Tobacco Cessation Services at a Federally Qualified Health Center Valparaiso, IN

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.