Incentive Grants



2022 Incentive Grant Recipients with facilitator Shanna O'Connor, and CPF Executive Director Kelly Brock (both front center)


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, 2023.
  • June – Final reports due June 15, 2023.
  • 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.



2022 Incentive Grant Recipients

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

Additional facts, figures, and information on the program are available in the 2022 Incentive Grant Digest.

COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence 
Adrianna Herrman Balls Food Stores - Price Chopper Pharmacy Assessing the Impact of a Pharmacy Provided Personalized Vaccination Recommendation on Immunization Rates of Adolescents Overland Park, KS
Sherenai Khan HOPE Family Health Services Combating COVID-19: Evaluating the Impact of a Pharmacist-Led Immunization Service at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) on Immunization Rates of a Vulnerable/Underserved and Rural Patient Population Westmoreland TN
Immunization Referral Systems
Kathryn Schwaller HomeTown Pharmacy Integration of Pharmacy Immunization Services at a Local Refugee/Immigration Center in an Urban Setting in Ohio Beavercreek, OH
Jay Highland Family Health Partnership Clinic Pharmacist Designed Implementation and Recruitment Program for Pneumococcal Vaccination in a Multidisciplinary Community Access Clinic for an Uninsured and Low-Income Patient Population Crystal Lake, IL
Innovation in Immunization Practices
Brittany Satterly University of Tennessee Health Sciences College of Pharmacy My Friend Sarah Told Me...Empowering Women through HPV Vaccination Campaign Memphis, TN
Jordan Smith Community Clinic of High Point Providing Pneumococcal Vaccinations in a Community, Free Care Clinic: A Pharmacist and Student-Pharmacist-Led Initiative High Point, NC
Residents and their Preceptors 
Michelle Adgalanis HealthLinc Pharmacist-led hormonal contraceptive prescribing service in a federally qualified health center: initial implementation outcomes Mishawka, IN
Joseph Cason Kroger Pharmacy Impact of Pharmacist-led, Primary Medication Non-Adherence Intervention Program on Prescription Refills in Underserved Patient Populations Among Four Chronic Disease States in One Regional Division of a Large Community Pharmacy Chain Nashville, TN
Christe Chen Kroger Pharmacy The Implementation of Social Determinants of Health Screenings and Conversations in the Community Pharmacy Setting in Low-Income Areas, Its Effect of Medication Adherence, and the Comfortability and Confidence Levels of Pharmacy Personnel Memphis, TN
Sarah Chong Chicago's Barbershop/Walgreen's Pharmacy Perceptions of Pharmacist-Led Hypertension Management in a Black Barbershop San Francisco, CA
Ranelle Coffman Kroger Pharmacy Evaluation of Social Determinants of Health and Barriers to Medication Adherence in Patients with Chronic Medications in a Large Community Pharmacy Chain Springdale, OH
Michael Coleman MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center Pharmacy Evaluation of Medication Disposal Behaviors Following Outpatient Surgery after Counseling by a Community Pharmacist and Provision of a Home Medication Disposal Kit Dubuque, IA
Mackenzie Currie Hawthorne Pharmacy Patient and Pharmacist Perceptions of Cognitive Screening Services and their Implementation into an Independent Community Pharmacy Columbia, SC
Jeremy Dow Ralphs Pharmacy Pharmacist Impact on Gaps in Statin Therapy in Patients with Diabetes Located in Areas with High Social Vulnerability Los Angeles, CA
Alvine Esther Epanya Mbango Radall's Pharmacy/Texas A&M University Evaluating Providers’ Barriers to Utilizing Pharmacists in the Administration of Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics (LAIAs) in the Community Setting Houston, TX
Ifedolapo Fasina Walgreen's Pharmacy Zen in the Pharmacy: An Education Session to Promote Health and Wellness Among Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Chapel Hill, NC
Ashley Grubbs Josef's Pharmacy Impact of Pharmacist-Led Cardiovascular Health Monitoring and Education on ASCVD Risk Score in the Community Pharmacy Setting Raleigh, NC
Matthew Jensen Albertson's Companies Evaluation of implementation strategies and community pharmacist’s perceived readiness to incorporate pharmacogenomics services into workflow Bala Cynwyd, PA
Helena Mahsaradjian CliniCare Pharmacy/USC School of Pharmacy Implementation and Impact of Outpatient Pharmacist-Led Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support Program Northridge, CA
Caleb Melton Medicine Mart Pharmacy - West Columbia Impact of a Pharmacist-Led Vaccination Delivery Service on Vaccination Rates in an Elderly, Assisted-Living Population Columbia, SC
Taylor Mize Price Chopper Pharmacy #16 Evaluation of a pharmacist-led diabetes coaching program on clinical and economic outcomes in a self-insured grocery store chain Grandview, MO
Madysen Moore Balls Food Stores - Hen House Pharmacy Assessing the Effects of Pharmacist Education on Colon Cancer Screening and Access to a Stool-Based DNA Test Olathe, KS
Christina Nguyen Ralphs Pharmacy The Effectiveness of Pharmacist-Led Social Determinants of Health Screening for Patients Living in High-scoring Social Vulnerability Indexes Placentia, CA
Kathryn Pearce Kroger Pharmacy Assessment of Community Pharmacist Provided Hypoglycemia Risk Mitigation to Patients with Diabetes Taking Antidiabetic Agents with High Risk for Causing Low Blood Sugar Morgantown, WV
Kaitlyn Pegump Greenwood Pharmacy Hepatitis C Screening in a Community Pharmacy Setting: Patient Perspective Waterloo, IA
Christine Phan Idaho State University/Shaver Pharmacy and Compounding Center Assessment of feasibility and quality of a service to provide opioid disposal systems at an independent community pharmacy Pocatello, ID
Britney Seals Beard Wheeler Pharmacy Evaluation of Barriers and Facilitators to providing an Acute, Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection Protocol in an Independent Community Pharmacy Lexington, KY
Edwin Shamtob USC Medical Plaza Pharmacy Completion rates of multi-dose adult and travel vaccine series with close pharmacist follow up in a community setting: A retrospective analysis of administrative data. Los Angeles, CA
Alexis Shook Campus Health Services A Pharmacy-led Approach to Address Social Determinants of Health in College Students Chapel Hill, NC
Aliyah Strong Kroger Pharmacy Intern workshop impact on patient care services in a large community pharmacy chain Little Rock, AR
Courtney Tigges Towncrest Pharmacy Evaluation of patient perspectives of point of care (POC) testing and dispensing by community pharmacists for Streptococcus pyogenes and influenza. Iowa City, IA
Jennifer Um Kroger Pharmaccy Pharmacists as Childhood Vaccinators: A Qualitative Thematic Analysis Delaware, OH
Hadley Whicker & Kelsey Dunkin Topeka Pharmacy Evaluating the impact of a Flip the Pharmacy Advanced Practice Experience on student knowledge of the Flip the Pharmacy Program and their perceptions of community pharmacy Topeka, IN

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.