Incentive Grants




  • July – Begin application: Link Here
  • September 5th, 2018 – Application deadline at 11:59PM PST
  • 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 March 30, 2019
  • June – Non-resident interim reports and resident final reports due June 30, 2019
  • December – Non-resident final reports due December 15, 2019



The APhA Foundation will accept any projects but will preference projects with a focus in the following topics:

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

Preference will be given to Immunization Incentive Grant Applications that focus on one or more of the following topics:

  • Development of referral mechanisms for immunization services within the community (Priority will be given to applications on this specific topic)
  • 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


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 Rajan Vaidya, 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 for which pharmacists are compensated.

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.

2018 Incentive Grant Recipients

Practitioner Innovation in Immunization Practices
Christine Chim The Urban Institute, St. John's University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Expanding Community-Based Influenza Vaccine Program for NYC Underserved and Indigent Queens, NY
Residents and their Preceptors 
Kandis Backus Walgreens Pharmacy The Community Fight Against HIV Contraction by Using Community Pharmacists to Screen for HIV and Administer Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Jackson, MS
Katherine Cho Rite Aid Pharmacy Identifying Key Factors Associated with High-Achieving Chain Pharmacy Teams Delivering Quality Care for Patients in Medically Underserved Areas Pittsburgh, PA
Katie Doong  University of Pittsburgh, Giant Eagle Pharmacy Evaluating the Early Implementation of Pharmacist-Provided Patient Care Services of a Statewide Pharmacy Network within a Regional Grocery Chain Pharmacy Pittsburgh, PA
Leslee Flores Walgreens Pharmacy Conducting Pneumococcal and Shingles Vaccine Status Assessment during Targeted Medication Reviews Chapel Hill, NC
Shaneka Frazer University of Texas at El Paso, University of Texas Austin Cooperative Pharmacy Program, Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, Inc. BRIDGE (Building Relationships and Implementing strategies to Deliver care, Gain medication access and provide Education) for Supporting Transitions of Care Services in a Predominantly Spanish-Speaking Community El Paso, TX
Taylor Harris Kroger Pharmacy The Implementation and Evaluation of Preconception-focused, Community Pharmacist Provided Interventions to High Risk Women of Child-bearing Age Cincinnati, OH
Tanner Kowalski  Skywalk Pharmacy Improving Outcomes in Pediatric Patients Through Pharmacist-Led Transitions of Care Milwaukee, WI
Rebecca Lahrman Kroger Pharmacy Assessment of Community Pharmacists’ Confidence, Foundational Knowledge and Coordination of Care Activities in Patients with Cancer as a Chronic Condition Amelia, OH
Christine Lin Safeway Pharmacy Impact of a Pharmacist-administered Long-acting Injectable Antipsychotic Program in a Supermarket-based Community Pharmacy on Medication Adherence Dublin, CA
Laura Litwin Price Chopper Pharmacy Perception of Interpretation Services for Patients with English as a Second Language during Pharmacist-Led Chronic Disease State Management Programs Overland Park, KS
Georgia Luchen University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, Balls Food Stores Impact of Community Pharmacist Intervention on Concurrent Benzodiazepine and Opioid Prescribing Patterns Olathe, KA 
Alex Mills Walgreen Co., Purdue University Assessment of HIV-positive Patients’ Perception and Referral Sources for Immunizations Compared to the HIV-negative Population Indianapolis, IN
Sarin Patel University of Texas at El Paso, University of Texas Austin Cooperative Community Pharmacy On the (MEND) Mental health and Education in Diabetes: a New Pharmacy Service in a Predominantly Hispanic Community El Paso, TX
Sara Schenkelberg Walgreens Pharmacy Evaluation of Community Pharmacists' Impact on Patient Outcomes in Hepatitis C Infected Individuals Kansas City, MO
Chelsea Snodgrass University of Missouri Kansas City School of Pharmacy, Balls Food Stores Use of a Health Risk Screening to Influence Enrollment in the CDC Diabetes Prevention Program at Balls Food Stores Gladstone, MO
Erica Wilkinson University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, Dillons Pharmacy Evaluation of a Community Pharmacy Based Travel Clinic on Patient Education and Satisfaction Wichita, KS
Sha-Phawn Williams University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Realo Discount Drugs An Electronic Tool to Aid Community Pharmacists in Optimizing Care for Persons with Diabetes Jacksonville, NC
Daniel A. Herbert Incentive Grant  
Nira Kadakia University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, Cincinnati Health Department Impact of Pharmacist Education Visits on Hypertension for an Underserved Population Cincinnati, OH


Report Submission (for 2017-2018 Incentive Grant Recipients)

Interim Report - due March 30, 2018 for residents and June 30, 2018 for non-residents
Final Report - due June 30, 2018 for residents and December 15, 2018 for non-residents