June 2021
June 2021 Newsletter
Community Pharmacy Foundation Leadership Transition - the Community Pharmacy Foundation (CPF) leadership will be in transition over the coming months. After 17 years of service with the foundation, Executive Director Anne Marie (Sesti) Kondic, will be stepping down at the end of June. As Ms. Kondic reflected on her career with CPF, she acknowledged that she has “been inspired by the dedication and work of the CPF Board of Directors, the strong national partners, grantees, consultants, vendors, and many others involved in our traditional grants and newer partner grants.” Read More | Position Posting
The grant application deadline has been extended to November 3, 2021.
Due to the recent leadership transition, no grant applications will be reviewed at the August board meeting.
Research Group Issues Call to Nation's Top Leaders, Experts and Scholars to Join Fast-Track Research Study

Upcoming Activities
AACP American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)

The AACP Pharmacy Education meeting will take place virtually from July 19 – 22, 2021. Several CPF grantees will participate in two different education sessions during the meeting. Additionally, CPF is proud to recognize CPF grantees receiving AACP awards for their community pharmacy research and practice contributions.

  • ACT Pharmacy Collaborative Task Force: Review of Curriculum and Experiential Education Frameworks; Wednesday, July 21 2:00 PM
  • Melissa McGivney, University of Pittsburgh; Nicholas Leon, Thomas Jefferson College of Pharmacy; Megan Smith, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Christopher Daly, University fat Buffalo, The State University of New York

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Campaign and Documentary Screening;
Wednesday, July 21 4:45 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Stephanie Fouch, AACP

  • Paul R. Dawson Award for Excellence in Patient Care Research; Monday, July 19 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM: William R. Doucette, PhD, University of Iowa. This award recognizes innovative and impactful research in the areas of patient care and the collaboration between pharmacists and other healthcare providers.
  • Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award; Wednesday, July 21 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM: University of Connecticut for its commitment to addressing unmet community needs through education, practice and research.
  • Distinguished Service Award: Laura Cranston, RPh, co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer of the Pharmacy Quality Alliance. This award celebrates her work to advance the recognition of pharmacists’ contributions to safe, effective and high-quality patient care through quality measurement and improvement.
CPF / PQA Community Pharmacy Innovation in Quality (CPIQ) Award 

This award recognizes a high performing and pioneering individual practitioner and an innovative community pharmacy practice that demonstrates improvements in quality of care, medication optimization and patient outcomes. This years' winners were announced on May 13, 2021 at the PQA Annual Meeting. 
  • Individual: Sharrel Pinto, BSPharm, PhD, FAPhA, department head and the Hoch Endowed Professor for Community Pharmacy Practice at South Dakota State University and Director of the Community Practice Innovation Center.
  • Community Pharmacy: Bell Pharmacy in Camden, N.J for their collaborative pharmacy-based PrEP Clinic practice model making them a leader in New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s initiative focused on ending the state’s HIV epidemic by 2025.
The award winners will present at a PQA Quality Forum Webinar Series. Monitor the Quality Forum Webinar Series web page for additional schedule information. 
Grantee Updates
CPF Partner Grants
The Partner Grants developed with greater applicant collaboration during the project conceptualization and includes ongoing partnership and shared content delivery during the implementation phases. 
Flip the Pharmacy is a multi-year program that is transforming community-based pharmacy practice beyond filling prescriptions to a focus on providing patient care.
FtP Cohort 3 Applications
Current Change Packages: Diabetes/Social Determinants of Health

New Sponsor: welcome Parata Systems Inc., the newest FtP Program Sponsor! They join Compliant Pharmacy Alliance as a Program Sponsor and many other Team Sponsors and Program/Team Partners
Academia-CPESN Transformation (ACT) Pharmacy Collaborative is an operational learning and ACTing collaborative between 91 colleges / schools of pharmacy and clinically integrated networks of community-based pharmacies.

Learn more about upcoming Year 3 'Amplify' priorities and recent activities here.

Join the ACT Pharmacy Collaborative by emailing actforpharmacy@pitt.edu or signing up for our updates on the website for webinar information: July 28, August 25, September 22, October 27 and November 17 at 4pm ET hosted via ZOOM.  
PQA and CPF continue to bring health care leaders together to prioritize community pharmacy quality measures for potential development. Five virtual summit meetings have occurred. The following 10 proposed measure concepts with varying levels of feasibility were identified:
  • Short Term Feasibility: A1c Control, Blood Pressure (BP) Control, A1c Improvement, BP Improvement
  • Mid- to Long-Term Feasibility: Med Therapy Problem Resolution, Asthma/COPD Management Confidence, Immunization, Med Rec Post Discharge, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Screening, SDOH Referral

Broad dissemination of the findings is planned for the fall. Grant Details
Pharmacy Contributions to Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence | Grant Details

This project will address vaccine hesitancy and build consumer confidence using CDC-tested messages adapted to the voice of the pharmacist. The profession- wide public awareness campaign (Pharmacists for Healthier Lives) will serve as the media platform for the confidence campaign which is also supported through a subcontract from APhA as part of a CDC vaccine messaging contract.

View the recently released APhA Vaccine Confident microsite containing video and editorial highlights of pharmacists engaged in vaccine confidence activities within their local communities! #VaccineConfident
New & Completed Grants
The CPF Website Newest Grant Activity page displays links to individual grant details pages for recently awarded and completed grants.
Recent Grant Activity

Published Peer-review Journals Manuscripts
  • David Jacobs & Chris Daly - University at Buffalo, New YorkGrant Details
opportunities and practice models (JAPhA. Published:May 04, 2021)

  • Tanvee Thakur - University of Wisconsin- Madison, Wisconsin | Grant Details
pharmacies (JAPhA. Published:June 11, 2021)

Published Articles
(Pharmacy Times. June 7, 2021)

(Pharmacy Times. June 29, 2021)
Upcoming Deadlines and Events
Flip the Pharmacy Round 3 Applications Open – June 16-Aug 5, 2021 – Information
AACP Pharmacy Education – July 19-22, 2021 (Virtual) – Information 
CPF Board Meeting – August 24-26, 2021
NCPA Annual Convention (LIVE!) – October 9-12, 2021 (Charlotte, NC) – Registration
CPF Grant Applications Deadline – November 3, 2021 at Midnight Pacific – Submission
PQA Leadership Summit (LIVE!) – November 10-11, 2021 (Arlington, VA) – Information
CPF Board Meeting – November 17-18, 2021