Incentive Grants

Program Overview



2021 Incentive Grant Recipients

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 Columbia, 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 Columbus, OH
Sam Miller Equitas Health

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

Columbus, 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



2019 Incentive Grant Recipients




  • June 15th – Begin application. 
  • August 23rd – Application deadline. 
  • August-September – Review of applications
  • September  Notification of all grant applicants.
  • September-October – Upon receipt of the Acceptance Agreement and W-9 forms, recipients will receive grant funding.
  • March – Interim reports due March 15, 2022.
  • June – Final reports due June 15, 2022.
  • End of Project – A final expense report must be submitted. Please see Use of Grant Funds below.



Residents and their preceptors may apply for a Residents and their Preceptors Incentive Grant ($1000). A project proposal with any community/ambulatory-pharmacy based practice innovation is acceptable, but preference will be given to projects with a focus in the following areas:

  • COVID-19 Prevention/Treatment/Testing
  • Post-COVID Implementation of Patient Care Services
  • Addressing Social Determinants of Health Factors and Community Engagement
  • Addressing access and pharmacy deserts
  • Behavioral Health
  • Diabetes/Cardiovascular Care
  • Pain Management
  • Patient Care Service Implementation
  • Pharmacist-Patient Communication
  • Pharmacogenomics


Residents may also apply for a COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Incentive Grant ($5000). Preference will be given to proposals which incorporate delivery of vaccinations within individual practices and/or communities, and projects could address one or more of the following focus areas:

  • Enhancing COVID-19 vaccine confidence among pharmacists/pharmacy team members, patients and/or communities
  • Increasing access to/uptake of COVID-19 vaccines within identified populations: adolescents, underserved or minority populations, rural areas
  • Integration of COVID-19 vaccinations with other vaccines, addressing messaging, practice strategies, and/or administration of vaccines


Student pharmacists and pharmacists may apply for an Innovation in Immunization Practices Incentive Grant ($1000). Preference will be given to projects within the following focus areas:

  • Implementing and delivering immunization services in a COVID-19 environment; gaining public trust, overcoming vaccine hesitancy
  • Optimizing engagement of pharmacy team members in the provision of immunization-related services in a COVID-19 environment - expanding or reinstating routine vaccinations
  • Development of referral mechanisms for immunization services within the community, and strengthening the immunization neighborhood
  • Advance usage of Immunization Information System (IIS) for immunization assessment and enhanced immunization delivery methods
  • Increasing vaccination rates in the adult population, pregnant patients, and college-age students
  • Increasing access to and administration of HPV vaccines
  • Implementation of new ACIP recommendations in pharmacy practice (ie. pneumococcal)
  • Reinstating routine vaccinations
  • Childhood/adolescent vaccinations and vaccine services (and engagement of pharmacy with other healthcare professions)
  • Addressing access and pharmacy deserts


Finally, applications will be considered for a Immunization Referral Practices Grant ($1500). Preference will be given to projects which establish immunization referral mechanisms within the community


All Incentive Grant applicants will be required to submit an abstract for APhA2022 Poster Presentations once the submission form opens. 


Use of Grant Funds

Full payments will be made upon receipt of the completed Grant Acceptance/Agreement forms. Grant funds may be used only for direct costs associated with the development and implementation of the project described in the application. Expenditures for indirect costs (overhead) will not be funded. Salaries for recipients will not be allowed; however, consultant fees, fees for research/technician services and expenses for administrative services may be allowed if submitted in the proposed budget to the APhA Foundation.

Final expense reports must be submitted once the project has ended. Reports shall include funding descriptions, vendors, dates of issue and any other relevant information.



Inaugurated in 1993, the Incentive Grants for Practitioner Innovation in Pharmaceutical Care is the APhA Foundation’s longest running program. Grants totaling more than $500,000 have facilitated the development of over 600 pharmacy-based projects, improving the health outcomes of thousands of patients across the country.

Incentive Grants offer pharmacists, students, and community pharmacy residents seed money to implement or support an existing innovative patient care service within their pharmacy practice. The program has provided around twenty grants annually since its inception. We have been able to provide this support due in part to the Community Pharmacy Foundation. The Foundation thanks them for their efforts and you may find more information about the Community Pharmacy Foundation below.

The Incentive Grants have been a starting point for many pharmacists, residents, and students for active involvement and leadership within APhA, the Foundation, and in practice. Just as important, awarding an incentive grant encourages practitioners to foster new ideas and allows them to “lead by example.” 

Aligned with the Foundation’s focus on designing and evaluating new practice models for pharmacy, the core requirement of the Incentive Grants Program is a focus on innovation. The Foundation has funded projects in past years that address a variety of meaningful patient care services and will continue to accept proposals for any type of ambulatory pharmacy-based innovation.

Incentive Grants are awarded annually on a calendar year. Grant recipients will be required to submit an interim report, a final project report, a final project expense report, and a short video summary of their project.



Please contact Olivia Welter, Executive Fellow, at or 202-558-2709 with any questions.

Partnership with the Community Pharmacy Foundation

The Community Pharmacy Foundation has generously provided matching grant support to fund the APhA Foundation Incentive Grants Program since 2004. The Community Pharmacy Foundation supports research and demonstration projects that highlight new and emerging innovations in patient care related to community pharmacy practice.

Daniel A. Herbert Incentive Grant Award

The Daniel A. Herbert Incentive Grant Award is awarded annually to a community pharmacy resident or recent pharmacy graduate who is working to expand pharmacy services.

Innovation in Immunization Practices Incentive Grant

In 2007, the American Pharmacists Association Foundation established the Immunization Fund to support APhA’s more than 20 years of leadership in advancing pharmacists role in improving our nation’s health. The Immunization Fund supports the annual Innovation in Immunization Practices Incentive Grant.