2024 Incentive Grant Recipient: Sarah Salomone, PharmD
Project Proposal: Comparing Patient Utilization of Pharmacy-Led Services Based on Geographic Location in the Chain Community Pharmacy Setting
Sarah Salomone is a PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Resident with Albertsons and Safeway in Portland, OR. She graduated from Ohio State University.
“Community pharmacies are an essential aspect of the community at large and ensure that healthcare is always within reach.”
"“The inspiration behind this project lies in understanding patient motivation in obtaining services in the chain community pharmacy setting, especially as it compares in different geographic locations. Pharmacy deserts are also linked to regions that have restricted access to a multitude of healthcare services and understanding these disparities can help enhance the role of chain community pharmacies in these underserved regions. Furthermore, this project has the potential to shed light on potential improvements or motivating factors that can enhance the chain community pharmacy setting."
"I am honored to receive the APhA Foundation Incentive grant to conduct this research project for the 2023-2024 calendar year. This opportunity will allow me to raise awareness on gaps in healthcare and the impact community pharmacies can have on these underserved communities. I am excited to participate in the research process and look forward to the contribution I can make this year."