Project IMPACT: Diabetes

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American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation Selects First 25 Communities to Participate in Project Impact: Diabetes

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation today announced the selection of the first 25 organizations or “communities” that will participate in Project IMPACT: Diabetes, a national multi-year initiative designed to improve care for people disproportionately affected by diabetes across the United States:

  • Appalachian College of Pharmacy (Oakwood, VA)
  • Ball’s Food Stores and Deffenbaugh Industries (Kansas City, KS)
  • Central Ohio Diabetes Association (Columbus, OH)
  • Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe, Inc. (El Paso, TX)
  • County of Santa Barbara Public Health Department (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • CrossOver Health Care Ministry (Richmond, VA)
  • Daily Planet, Inc. (Richmond, VA)
  • Eau Claire Cooperative Health Centers (Columbia, SC)
  • Eau Claire Internal Medicine Cooperative Health Pharmacy (Columbia, SC)
  • El Rio Health Center – Broadway Clinic (Tucson, AZ)
  • El Rio Health Center – Pascua Yaqui Reservation (Tucson, AZ)
  • Fink's Pharmacy (Essex, MD)
  • Jefferson County Department of Health (Birmingham, AL)
  • Kroger Pharmacy, City of Cincinnati and TriHealth (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Mountain States Health Alliance and Dispensary of Hope (Johnson City, TN) 
  • Ohio State University College of Pharmacy (Columbus, OH)
  • Paramount Farms and Komoto Pharmacy (Lost Hills, CA)
  • Price Chopper Pharmacy (Schenectady, NY)
  • University of Kentucky Research Foundation and St. Claire Regional Medical Center (Lexington, KY)
  • University of Mississippi and Diabetes Care Group (Jackson, MS)
  • Variety Care (Oklahoma, OK)
  • West Virginia Health Right (Charleston, WV)
  • Wichita Public Schools, USD 259 and Dillons Pharmacy (Wichita, KS)
  • Wingate University School of Pharmacy (Wingate, NC)
  • Zufall Health Center (Dover, NJ)

Project IMPACT: Diabetes will fully integrate pharmacists into the health care team in an effort to address some of the challenges faced by participants living with diabetes. This three-year initiative, part of the Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) Foundation’s Together on Diabetes initiative, will provide knowledge, tools and implementation resources and will infuse a total of $625,000 into innovative practice sites across the country. Each selected community has created a unique interdisciplinary model that integrates pharmacists into diabetes care.

In November 2010, the APhA Foundation was selected as one of four initial grantees in the BMS Foundation’s Together on Diabetes: Communities Uniting to Meet America’s Diabetes Challenge. The $100 million initiative is the largest, corporate philanthropic commitment to date to fight diabetes in the United States.

About the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization based  in Washington, D.C., works to design solutions to medication use problems in America. The APhA Foundation is affiliated with the American Pharmacists Association, the national professional society of pharmacists in the United States. The APhA Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of consumer health outcomes affected by pharmacy.

About Together on Diabetes

Together on Diabetes is a new five-year, $100 million initiative conducted by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to improve health outcomes of people living with type 2 diabetes in the United States by strengthening patient self- management education, community-based supportive services and broad-based community mobilization. In line with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s mission to reduce health disparities, this initiative will target adult populations disproportionately affected by Type 2 diabetes.