Incentive Grants



2023 Incentive Grant Recipients with facilitators (Kathryn Marwitz & Susan Nguyen) and CPF Executive Director Kelly Brock


Applications are now closed 


  • July 27th – Begin application. 
  • August 31st – Application deadline. 
  • September – Review of applications
  • Early October  Notification of all grant applicants.
  • Late October – Upon receipt of the Acceptance Agreement and W-9 forms, recipients will receive grant funding.
  • March – Interim reports due March 15, 2024.
  • June – Final reports due June 15, 2024.
  • 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:

  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Access and pharmacy deserts
  • Mental and Behavioral Health
  • Diabetes Care
  • Cardiovascular Care
  • Infectious Disease (non-COVID)
  • Pain Management
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Pharmacy Workplace Conditions
  • Patient Care Service Implementation
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • COVID-19 pharmacotherapy

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:

  • Enhancing COVID-19 vaccine confidence among patients
  • Increasing access to/uptake of COVID-19 vaccines within identified populations: adolescents, underserved or minority populations, rural areas
  • Optimizing engagement of pharmacy team members in the provision of immunization-related services
  • 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 by patient population (pregnant patients, college students, children)
  • Increasing access to and administration of HPV vaccines
  • Implementation of new ACIP recommendations in pharmacy practice (ie. pneumococcal)
  • Childhood/adolescent vaccinations and vaccine services
  • Addressing vaccine access and pharmacy deserts 

Residents may also apply for a COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Incentive Grant ($4000). 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: 

  • COVID-19 vaccine confidence for children 5 years old and younger 
  • Health equity regarding vaccination

All Incentive Grant applicants will be required to submit an abstract for APhA2023 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 Esther Boadi, Executive Fellow, at or 202-429-4121 with any questions.



2023 Incentive Grant Recipients

Click on each recipient's name for more information on their funded project.

COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence 
Joana Gjidede Clark K Sleeth Family Medicine  Impact of a pharmacist-led prenatal and preconception specialty clinic in a patient centered medical home Morgantown, WV
Jordan Smith Community Clinic of High Point Development of a Patient Information Database to Engage in Vaccine Administration and Management High Point, NC
Rothholz Family Immunization Education Grants
Jessica Edgar Atlantis Pharmacy

Identifying Pharmacist Reported Barriers to the Administration of Childhood Vaccines

Atlantis, FL
Ja'Nice Smith Silver's Hometown Pharmacy A Collaborative Approach Between Extension and Community Pharmacy to Increase Vaccine Education and Immunization Rates in Diverse Populations in Kentucky Monticello, KY
Residents and their Preceptors 
Jasmine Bazinet Albertsons Companies Comparing the Ability of Community Pharmacists to Screen for Food Insecurity and Educate Qualifying Patients on Available Resources During In-Person and Telephonic Patient Encounters Boise, ID
Cody Beldon Kroger Health Assessment of a Community Pharmacist Remote Monitoring Service in Patients Using Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) Blue Ash, OH
Sarah Bridges Eden Drug Evaluation of Patient Acquisition Rates of Naloxone in a Rural Independent Community Pharmacy Eden, NC
Ethan Case Balls Food Stores - Hen House Pharmacy #32 Assessing Pharmacist Knowledge, Comfort, and Willingness in Prescribing Smoking Cessation Therapy Olathe, KS
Karinna Cedo-Negron UNC Hospitals Central Outpatient Pharmacy Comparison of HEDIS Measures Performance between a  Health-System Integrated Outpatient Pharmacy and External Pharmacies Chapel Hill, NC
Douglas Choi Kroger Pharmacy Assessing the patient referral acceptance rate following community health screenings utilizing the layered learning model Columbus, OH
Savannah Correll Safeway Pharmacy The Stimulant Drug Crisis: Providing Community Pharmacists with the Tools to Identify “Red Flags” in Stimulant Prescribing Behaviors Washougal, WA
Aaliyah Dent Kroger Pharmacy Community Pharmacist Led Remote Blood Pressure Monitoring Service: A Qualitative Study of Primary Care Clinic Perceptions Little Rock, AR
Miriam Easo Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe ASPIRE (Acquisition of Skills for Pharmacists to Identify, Refer, and Educate) to Optimize Diabetes Medications in a Predominantly Hispanic Patient Population El Paso, TX
Julie Feimster Campus Health Undergraduate Student Perceptions of Pharmacist-prescribed Hormonal Contraception Chapel Hill, NC
Nora Garabedian Keck Medicine of USC Specialty Pharmacy Evaluation of a Vaccination Program in a Specialty Pharmacy for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis Alhambra, CA
Justin Han The University of North Carolina Health Care System (UNC Health) Shared Services Center Retail Pharmacy Incorporating Social Determinants of Health into Workflows within a Specialty Pharmacy Durham, NC
Chelsea Herrarte HealthLinc, Inc. Evaluation of tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) prescribing in the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) within Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) Mishawaka, IN
Logan Hunkus The Ohio State University General Internal Medicine - Outpatient Care East A systematic approach to identifying HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis candidates in primary care Columbus, OH
Durdana Iqbal Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network of New York State Perceptions and Attitudes of Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) Program Champions within CPESN Community Buffalo, NY
Yelim Joung USC Medical Plaza Pharmacy A Time and Motion Study of Community Pharmacists Prescribing Paxlovid Los Angeles, CA
Gina Joy Walgreens Pharmacy Identifying Barriers to Healthcare Utilization and Pharmacist Engagement in a College Student Population Asheville, NC
Kaitlyn Kerley Kroger Pharmacy Impact of Community Pharmacy-based Administration of Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics on Adherence and Patient Perceived Barriers to Care Memphis, TN
Jenny Kim CliniCare Pharmacy Internal Medicine Physician Perception on a Clinical Pharmacist in Medical Practice Northridge, CA
Sabrina Koza Kroger Pharmacy Assessment of a Community-based Pharmacist Intervention on Glycemic Control and Lifestyle Knowledge in Patients at Risk for Developing Type 2 Diabetes at a Large Community Pharmacy Chain Morgantown, WV
Melynda Kromsky St. Matthews Community and Specialty Pharmacy Impact of EHR access in a Specialty Pharmacy on Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) treatment outcomes Louisville, KY
Kristen Mize KC CARE Health Center Assessing the Impact of Pharmacist-led Digital Retina Scan Services on Rates of Annual Eye Exams for Patients with Diabetes at a Federally Qualified Health Center Kansas City, MS
Brianna Nelson Wiggins Family Pharmacy and Medical Center Assessing the Barriers to Medication Adherence in Patients Participating in a Pharmacist Led Diabetes Management Program with Waived Copays Carrollton, GA
Savannah Owen Trinity Medical Associates Evaluation of Primary Care Providers’ Utilization of GLP-1 Receptor Agonists with Demonstrated ASCVD Benefit in Patients with Type II Diabetes Knoxville, TN
Emma Piehl MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center Pharmacy Patient satisfaction with the implementation of a mobile pharmacist in a medication-assisted therapy clinic Dubuque, IA
Rafael Sánchez Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe Optimizing HEARTS (Heart Failure Education, Assessment, and Referrals in The Community Pharmacy Setting) El Paso, TX
Dakota Raines Kroger Pharmacy Retaining Technician Talent: Impact of Pharmacist Management Style on Pharmacy Technician  Resilience in One Regional Division of a Large Community Pharmacy Chain Knoxville, TN
Shelby Reid Greenwood Pharmacy and Compounding Center Evaluation of a Community Pharmacist-led behavioral health screening and intervention Waterloo, IA
Arianna Sanchez Safeway Pharmacy Patient Perception and Attitudes of Pharmacist Delivered Patient Care Services Denver, CO
Rachel Schneider Kroger Pharmacy Impact of a Community Pharmacist Led-Interventional Diabetes Management Program on Patient Decision Making and Population Health Measures Cincinnati, OH
Kelsey Schreuders Kroger Pharmacy Impact of a Theory-Based Implementation Strategy Focused on Pharmacy Personnel on Increasing Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Rates in One Regional Division of a Large Community Pharmacy Chain Nashville, TN
Maddie Urbanek Wheeler Pharmacy Community Pharmacists Perceptions of Providing Colorectal Cancer Screening in Community-Based Practice Lexington, KY
Shanon Vartanian USC Pharmacies & Clinics The Role of the Community Pharmacist: The Perspective of the Community They Serve Los Angeles, CA
Alexander Wilcox HealthLinc, Inc. Clinician Attitudes Toward Referring Patients to Pharmacists for Tobacco Cessation Services Valparaiso, IN
Christen Wilhight Walgreens Pharmacy Community Pharmacy-distributed Self-Monitoring Aides for Patients with Diabetes Chapel Hill, NC
E'Shay Winfield Walgreens Pharmacy/ Howard University Community Pharmacy Based Sickle Cell Disease Management Program Washington, DC

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.