WASHINGTON, DC – The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation today announced the 2021-2022 recipients of the Incentive Grants for Practitioner Innovation in Pharmaceutical Care. A total of 34 pharmacists and student pharmacists were selected to receive the $1000 Incentive Grants that annually provide seed funds to initiate or sustain innovative community-based projects that advance pharmacist-delivered patient care services.

The longest running APhA Foundation program, the Incentive Grants for Practitioner Innovation in Pharmaceutical Care grant initiative was established in 1994. To date, funding for more than 680 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.

“Thanks to the support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Community Pharmacy Foundation, and APhA Foundation contributors, these innovative projects are making a difference,” said APhA Foundation Executive Director, Mitchel C. Rothholz, RPh, MBA. “The recipients are implementing studies that address vaccine confidence and delivery, health equity, patient care needs and advance the public health needs of the communities served.”


This year, longtime Incentive Grant partner, the Community Pharmacy Foundation (CPF), is providing an additional level of financial support. The extra investment is to initiate a Learning Collaborative to assist the recipients of the 28 grants supported with CPF funds.  Throughout the duration of the grant, recipients will attend virtual sessions and hear from experienced and innovative pharmacists on topics related to conducting research within the community setting.


The Practitioner Innovation in Pharmaceutical Care Incentive Grants are supported through the Community Pharmacy Foundation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through grant numbers 5-NU50CK000576-02-00 and 5-NH23IP922572-04-00, 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 2021-2022 APhA Foundation Incentive Grant recipients by category are listed on the following pages:






CITY NAME          

Daniel A. Herbert Incentive Grant




Baylee Mayfield

Medicine Mart Pharmacy - West Columbia

Knowledge of prescribing pathways and attitudes towards prescribing among Oregon community pharmacists

Corvallis, OR


Innovation in Immunization Practices


Brittany Satterly

University of Tennessee Health Sciences College of Pharmacy

My Friend Sarah Told Me... Empowering Women through HPV Vaccination Campaign

Memphis, TN

Jordan Smith

Community Clinic of High Point

Providing Pneumococcal Vaccinations in a Community, Free Care Clinic: A Pharmacist and Student-Pharmacist-Led Initiative

High Point, NC

COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence (CDC)




Adrianna Herrman

Balls Food Stores - Price Chopper Pharmacy

Assessing the Impact of a Pharmacy Provided Personalized Vaccination Recommendation on Immunization Rates of Adolescents

Overland Park, KS

Sherenai Khan

HOPE Family Health Services

Combating COVID-19: Evaluating the Impact of a Pharmacist-Led Immunization Service at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) on Immunization Rates of a Vulnerable/Underserved and Rural Patient Population

Westmoreland, TN

Immunization Referral Systems (CDC)




Kathryn Shaffer

HomeTown Pharmacy

Integration of Pharmacy Immunization Services at a Local Refugee/Immigration Center in an Urban Setting in Ohio

Beavercreek, OH

Jay Highland

Family Health Partnership Clinic

Pharmacist Designed Implementation and Recruitment Program for Pneumococcal Vaccination in a Multidisciplinary Community Access Clinic for an Uninsured and Low-Income Patient Population

Crystal Lake, IL

Residents and their Preceptors 


Michelle Adgalanis


Pharmacist-led hormonal contraceptive prescribing service in a federally qualified health center: initial implementation outcomes

Mishawka, IN

Joseph Cason

Kroger Pharmacy

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

Nashville, TN

Christe Chen

Kroger Pharmacy

The Implementation of Social Determinants of Health Screenings and Conversations in the Community Pharmacy Setting in Low – Income Areas, Its Effect on Medication Adherence, and the Comfortability and Confidence Levels of Pharmacy Personnel

Memphis, TN

Sarah Chong

Chicago's Barbershop/Walgreen's Pharmacy

Perceptions of Pharmacist-Led Hypertension Management in a Black Barbershop

San Francisco, CA

Ranelle Coffman

Kroger Pharmacy

Evaluation of Social Determinants of Health and Barriers to Medication Adherence in Patients with Chronic Medications in a Large Community Pharmacy Chain

Springdale, OH

Mackenzie Currie

Hawthorne Pharmacy

Patient and Pharmacist Perceptions of Cognitive Screening Services and their Implementation into an Independent Community Pharmacy

Columbia, SC

Jeremy Dow

Ralphs Pharmacy

Pharmacist Impact on Gaps in Statin Therapy in Patients with Diabetes Located in Areas with High Social Vulnerability

Los Angeles, CA

Alvine Esther Epanya Mbango

Radall's Pharmacy/Texas A&M University

Evaluating Providers’ Barriers to Utilizing Pharmacists in the Administration of Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics (LAIAs) in the Community Setting

Houston, TX

Ifedolapo Fasina

Walgreen's Pharmacy

Zen in the Pharmacy: An Education Session to Promote Health and Wellness Among Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

Chapel Hill, NC

Ashley Grubbs

Josef's Pharmacy

Impact of Pharmacist-Led Cardiovascular Health Monitoring and Education on ASCVD Risk Score in the Community Pharmacy Setting

Raleigh, NC

Matthew Jensen

Albertson's Companies

Evaluation of Implementation Strategies to Ensure Community Pharmacist’s Readiness to Incorporate Pharmacogenomics Services into Workflow

Bala Cynwyd, PA

Helena Mahsaradijan

CliniCare Pharmacy/USC School of Pharmacy

Implementation and Impact of Outpatient Pharmacist-Led Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program

Northridge, CA

Caleb Melton

Medicine Mart Pharmacy - West Columbia

Impact of a Pharmacist-Led Vaccination Delivery Service on Vaccination Rates in an Elderly, Assisted-Living Population

Columbia, SC

Taylor Mize

Price Chopper Pharmacy #16

Evaluation of a pharmacist-led diabetes coaching program on clinical and economic outcomes in a self-insured grocery store chain

Grandview, MS

Madysen Moore

Balls Foods Stores - Hen House Pharmacy

Assessing the Effects of Pharmacist Education on Colon Cancer Screening and Access to a Stool-Based DNA Test

Olathe, KS

Christina Nguyen

Ralphs Pharmacy

The Effectiveness of Pharmacist-Led Social Determinants of Health Screening for Patients Living in High-scoring Social Vulnerability Indexes

Placentia, CA

Kathryn Pearce

Kroger Pharmacy

Assessment of Community Pharmacist Provided Hypoglycemia Risk Mitigation to Patients with Diabetes Taking Antidiabetic Agents with High Risk for Causing Low Blood Sugar

Morgantown, WV

Christine Phan

Idaho State University/Shaver Pharmacy and Compounding Center

Assessment of feasibility and quality of a service to provide opioid disposal systems at an independent community pharmacy

Pocatello, ID

Britney Seals Beard

Wheeler Pharmacy

Evaluation of Barriers and Facilitators to providing an Acute, Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection Protocol in an Independent Community Pharmacy

Lexington, KY

Edwin Shamtob

USC Medical Plaza Pharmacy

Completion rates of multi-dose adult and travel vaccine series with close pharmacist follow up in a community setting: A retrospective analysis of administrative data

Los Angeles, CA

Alexis Shook

Campus Health Services

A Pharmacy-led Approach to Address Social Determinants of Health in College Students

Chapel Hill, NC

Aliyah Strong

Kroger Pharmacy

Intern workshop impact on patient care services in a large community pharmacy chain

Little Rock, AR

Courtney Tigges

Towncrest Pharmacy

Evaluation of patient perspectives of point of care (POC) testing and dispensing by community pharmacists for Streptococcus pyogenes and influenza.

Iowa City, IA

Jennifer Um

Kroger Pharmacy

Pharmacists as Childhood Vaccinators: A Qualitative Thematic Analysis

Delaware, OH

Hadley Whicker,

Kelsey Dunkin

Topeka Pharmacy

Evaluating the impact of a Flip the Pharmacy Advanced Practice Experience on student knowledge of the Flip the Pharmacy Program and their perceptions of community pharmacy

Topeka, 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 LinkedIn 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  www.communitypharmacyfoundation.orgFollow CPF on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates.