September 2021
September 2021 Newsletter
CPF Welcomes Kelly A. Brock as New Executive Director  The Community Pharmacy Foundation (CPF) is pleased to announce Kelly A. Brock, PharmD, RPh as its new Executive Director. Prior to accepting this position, Kelly served as a consultant dedicated to advancing the profession of pharmacy and maximizing the role of pharmacists in the healthcare system. Kelly has worked with community pharmacists across the country to explore innovative ways to drive change and transform how care is delivered in the community pharmacy setting. She has experience working with thought leaders from a variety of disciplines, key stakeholders within communities and organizations, educators, researchers, and professional associations. Kelly has a strong passion for community pharmacy practice and brings tremendous enthusiasm and professional experience to this position. Read More
The next grant application deadline is November 3, 2021.
Award Spotlight

CPF Board President Philip P. Burgess, RPh, DPh, MBA Lester E. Hosto Distinquished Service Award recipient.

Grantee Melissa McGivney, PharmD, FCCP, FAPhA, Professor and Associate Dean for Community Partnerships, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy delivered the APHA Foundation Pinnacle Award Innovations in Pharmacy Practice Lecture.
Upcoming Activities
NCPA 2021 Annual Convention

The NCPA Annual Convention will take place October 9-12, 2021 in Charlotte, NC. CPF grantees, staff and board members will be in attendance to participate and present in education and business sessions during the meeting. Additionally, CPF is proud to recognize the Flip the Pharmacy Year 2 award recipients at the awards ceremony on October 11, 2021. We hope to see you there!

Join the ACT Session "Shaping the Future of Pharmacy Education Preceptor Feedback Session on Community Practice Experiential e Curricular Education Frameworks" on October 11, 2021 at 8 AM EST.
Grantee Updates
CPF Partner Grants
Partner Grants are developed with greater applicant collaboration during the project conceptualization and include 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. Check out program change packages.

FtP Cohort 3 Teams Announced
Cohort 3 launches October 1, 2021.

Flip the Pharmacy Awards 
Year 1 Pharmacy of the Year| Year 2 Award winners will be announced October 11, 2021 at the NCPA Annual Convention

New Sponsor: AmerisourceBergen is the newest National Program Sponsor!

Get to know some of our Team Sponsors: Team Indiana | Team Kentucky
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.

The 2021 ACT 50 Stories from 50 States Challenge launches this fall to demonstrate enhanced patient care in community pharmacies.

Join the ACT Pharmacy Collaborative by emailing or signing up for updates on the website.

Upcoming webinar information: October 27 and November 17 at 4pm ET hosted via ZOOM.  
CPF has joined the RAPID Alliance Medications 360 Study at the National Science Foundation Center for Health Organization Transformation at the University of Louisville as a Founding Funding Partner.

The RAPID Alliance is a consortium of leading research universities and colleges of pharmacy in the US, working in collaboration with leading organizations, associations, government agencies, innovators, foundations and others, to address non-optimized use of medications and vaccines from 2022 - 2031.

CPF will be supporting the Community Pharmacy Transformation Study Section of the Medications 360 Study. Leading organizations, associations, government agencies, innovators and foundations from across the US, and each of the 50 states are encouraged to join this collaborative project. For more information, or to sign-up, please visit
Pharmacy Contributions to Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine ConfidenceGrant Details

This project addresses vaccine hesitancy and builds consumer confidence using CDC-tested messages adapted to the voice of the pharmacist. The profession- wide public awareness campaign (Pharmacists for Healthier Lives) serves 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.

Visit the APhA Vaccine Confident microsite to review the Vaccine Confident Playbook and access CPE webinars, videos and editorial highlights designed specifically to help pharmacists and pharmacy teams become more vaccine confident and build vaccine confidence in their patients. #VaccineConfident
New & Completed Grants
Visit the Newest Awarded and Completed Grants page to access links to the individual grant details page for all recently awarded and completed grants.
Recent Publications

(Pharmacy Times. September 9, 2021)

  • Jake Galdo - Alabama 
(WIRED. September 7, 2021)

(Pharmacy Times. August 25, 2021)

(Pharmacy Times. August 18, 2021)
Upcoming Deadlines and Events
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