2023 Incentive Grant Recipient: Kelsey Schreuders, PharmD
Project Proposal: 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
Kelsey Stephens Schreuders, PharmD, currently serves as the PGY1 Community Pharmacy Resident at Kroger/University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy in Nashville, TN.
"The motivation behind this project is to increase vaccination rates for a vaccine that can help prevent certain types of cancers. Community pharmacists are readily accessible by patients and are in a great position to recommend this vaccine to eligible patients. With this research, I hope to make pharmacists more comfortable making these recommendations, and doing it in the most effective way."
"I am excited to see more patients get vaccinated against HPV and determine what strategy (or strategies) helped pharmacy personnel make these recommendations. I hope that with these findings, we can help provide useful information for the entire pharmacy profession."
“I am honored to be receiving the APhA Foundation Incentive Grant and am so excited to see what this research project identifies as the best strategy (or strategies) to increase HPV vaccination rates. I look forward to working with pharmacy personnel to improve HPV vaccine recommendations which in turn will help our patients live healthier lives.”