The APhA Foundation Awards Incentive Grants to Encourage Innovation in Pharmaceutical Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation today announced the 2020-2021 recipients of the Incentive Grants for Practitioner Innovation in Pharmaceutical Care. Awarded annually, a total of thirty pharmacists and student pharmacists were selected to receive the $1000 Incentive Grants that provide seed funds to initiate or sustain innovative community-based projects that advance pharmacist-delivered patient care services.

Established in 1994, the Incentive Grants for Practitioner Innovation in Pharmaceutical Care is the longest running APhA Foundation program. And to date, funding for more than 650 Incentive Grant projects has been awarded for pharmacists to implement new ways to improve the health outcomes for thousands of patients in communities across the country.


“We value our collaboration with the Community Pharmacy Foundation and other supporters in championing innovative ideas that highlight pharmacists as accessible and essential health care practitioners serving the needs of individuals and communities. This year’s recipients are implementing projects that address patient care needs and advance public health needs,” said APhA Foundation Executive Director, Mitchel C. Rothholz, RPh, MBA.

The Incentive Grant topics are wide-ranging and address some of the country’s most current health issues which this year, includes COVID-19 especially as it relates to attitudes and the provision of testing and vaccination services. Other subject matter includes the “Perception of Telehealth Services Compared with In-Person Pharmacist Led Diabetes Education in the Community Pharmacy Setting,” and the “Effectiveness and Feasibility of a Pharmacist-Led Culturally-Tailored Tobacco Cessation Program for Transgender and Gender Diverse Patients.”


The Practitioner Innovation in Pharmaceutical Care incentive grants are supported through the Community Pharmacy Foundation, the Daniel A. Herbert Incentive Grant Endowment, and proceeds from the APhA Foundation Annual Fund. The Immunization Incentive Grants are underwritten through the APhA Foundation Immunization Fund.


The 2020-2021 APhA Foundation Incentive Grant recipients by category are:




CITY NAME          

Daniel A. Herbert Incentive Grant

Letoia Clark

KC Care Health Center

The COVID-19 Vaccine Conundrum - An Assessment of Vaccine Hesitancy Amongst Patients at a Federally Qualified Health Center

Kansas City, MO

Innovation in Immunization Practices

Kevin Cleveland

Idaho State University College of Pharmacy

Advancing the Education and Fostering Utilization of Immunization Information Systems through Student Pharmacists

Meridian, ID

Kristine Hoang

Tennessee Pharmacists Association

Developing Patient Communications for Pharmacist-Administered COVID-19 Vaccines

Nashville, TN

Residents and their Preceptors 

Amy Catherine Love Baggett

Atlantis Pharmacy

Examining Barriers and Best Practices Related to Documentation of Electronic Care Plans in Independent Community Pharmacies in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Ohio

Atlantis, FL

Brett Becker

MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center Pharmacy

Evaluation of a Revised Community Pharmacist-led Transitions of Care Service at a Community Hospital

Dubuque, IA

Elizabeth Breeden

Campus Health Services

Evaluating Primary Care Provider Documentation of Combined Hormonal Contraceptive  Side Effects Following Pharmacist-Provided Education

Chapel Hill, NC

Elizabeth Carmosino

Balls Foods Stores - Hen House Pharmacy

Vaccination Approval Literacy and Its Effects on Intention to Receive Future COVID-19 Immunization

Olathe, KS

Allison Chacon

USC Medical Plaza Pharmacy

RxSAPhE (Repeated Seroprevalence of COVID-19 Antibodies in Pharmacy & Policy Employees and Students)

Los Angeles, CA

Wylie Crane

Kroger Pharmacy

Effect of community pharmacist-provided patient education of partial fill availability on rate of partial, completion, and full acute opioid prescription fills

Richmond, VA

Dominique Devereux

Balls Food Stores - Price Chopper Pharmacy

The role of social determinants of health in non-adherence of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors in the community pharmacy setting

Grandview, MO

Paul Dossett

Poole's Pharmacy

Assessing the impact of the community pharmacists on diabetes knowledge, hemoglobin A1c, and cholesterol in prediabetic and diabetic patients.

Marietta, GA

Amy Dunleavy

Osterhaus Pharmacy

Evaluation of barriers to communication between community pharmacists and prescribers in a rural Iowa community

Maquoketa, IA

Maya Edmond

Inova Transitional Clinic

Impact of more lenient A1C goals on hypoglycemic episodes in type 2 diabetic food insecure patients

Fairfax, VA

Molly Everett

Jewel-Osco Pharmacy

Adherence to Antipsychotic Medications- The Role of the Community Pharmacist

Chicago, IL

Gadeer Hanbali

Kroger Pharmacy

Evaluating the Impact of Pharmacist-Led Continuous Glucose Monitoring Educational Interventions on Markers of Quality of Life and Device Utilization in a Large Community Pharmacy Chain

Springdale, OH

Sobia Hasan

Jewel-Osco Pharmacy

Perception of Telehealth Services Compared with In Person Pharmacist Led Diabetes Education in the Community Pharmacy Setting

Schaumburg, IL

Heather Jarvis

L&S Pharmacy

Implementation of a self-monitoring blood pressure program at a rural independent community pharmacy: a pilot study

Charleston, MO

Ashley Kells

Dillons Pharmacy

Impact of Pharmacist-led Employee Health Screenings on Cardiovascular Health

Hutchinson, KS

Gabrielle Law

Walgreens at Community Hospital North

A Curriculum Review of Diabetes Device Technology Education at Colleges of Pharmacy in the United States

Indianapolis, IN

Carrie Lynch

Hawthorne Pharmacy

Pharmacist Perceptions and Willingness to Initiate COVID-19 Point-of-Care Testing in an Independent, Community Pharmacy Setting

Colombia, SC

Alexander Maciejewski

Albertsons: Jewel-Osco

PROvision of a VaccIne EDucation IntErvention for Community Pharmacists: Recommendations for People Living with HIV (PROVIDE Study)

Darien, IL

Madison McDonald

Greenwood Pharmacy

Evaluation of barriers and facilitators to providing point-of-care HIV screening in the community pharmacy setting

Waterloo, IA

Ariel McDuffie

PrimaryOne Health

Evaluation of Pharmacist-Led Telehealth Smoking Cessation Services in a Primary Care Setting Research Protocol

Colombus, OH

Sam Miller

Equitas Health

BreatheOut: Effectiveness and Feasibility of a Pharmacist-Led Culturally-Tailored Tobacco Cessation Program for Transgender and Gender Diverse Patients

Colombus, OH

Dana Nelson

Medicine Mart Pharmacy of West Columbia

Pandemic preparedness among community pharmacists across South Carolina

West Columbia, SC

Austin-Phong Nguyen

Safeway Pharmacy

Evaluating Community Pharmacists’ Perceptions of Pharmacist Consultation Services for Pharmacogenomic Tests

Lafayette, CA

Dara Nguyen

Ralphs Community Pharmacy

Determining the Impact of Motivational Interviewing Skills on Technician-Completed Medication Synchronization Enrollment

Placentia, CA

Katelyn Wees

HealthLinc, Inc.

Community Health Workers and Pharmacists: An Assessment and Proposed Model for Integration

Valparaiso, IN

Danya Horchi Wilson

Kroger Pharmacy

Impact of a Pharmacist-led Adherence Intervention Program on Primary Medication Non-Adherence Among Four Chronic Disease States in One Regional Division of a Large Community Pharmacy Chain

Nashville, TN

Evan Young

Mathes Pharmacy and Diabetes Center

Pharmacy Student Self-Perceived Confidence and Readiness to Provide Diabetes Counseling and Education in the Community Pharmacy Setting

New Albany, IN


About the American Pharmacists Association Foundation

The APhA Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., is a trusted source of research demonstrating how pharmacists can improve health care. The APhA Foundation’s mission is to improve health by inspiring philanthropy, research, and innovation that advances pharmacists’ patient care services. The APhA Foundation is affiliated with the American Pharmacists Association, the national professional society of pharmacists in the U.S. For more information, please visit the APhA Foundation website Follow the APhA Foundation on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates.


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 Follow CPF on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates.