Pinnacle Awards

About the Awards

The 2020 Pinnacle Awards Virtual Ceremony will be held on Friday, September 25th from 4-5pm ET. To register, please click here.



Support for the 2020 Pinnacle Awards Program is provided by an educational grant from Merck.


The Pinnacle Awards, established in 1998 by the APhA Foundation's Quality Center, celebrate significant contributions to the medication use process.

Award Categories

  • Individual Award for Career Achievement: Recognizes individuals whose actions have demonstrated exceptional leadership in enhancing health care quality and medication use. 
  • Group Practices, Health Systems, Health Care Corporations: Recognizes a significant scientific contribution and/or quality improvement project.
  • Voluntary Health Agencies, Nonprofit Organizations, Associations, Government Agencies, and Public/Private Partnerships: Recognizes health organizations that assist patients and their caregivers in achieving better outcomes from their medications.


We will accept nominations for the 2021 Pinnacle Awards in June 2021. To learn more about the nomination process, click HERE

If you have any questions related to the Pinnacle Awards, please contact John Little, Executive Fellow at or 202-558-2709.



Click here to view past Pinnacle Awards recipients, photos, and information