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IPA Foundation Awards 4 Outcomes Innovative Pharmacy Grants

The IPA Foundation awarded $37,000 between four innovative projects.
 
Through the Outcomes Innovative Pharmacy Grant program, the Iowa Pharmacy Association Foundation seeks to support innovative pharmacy practice initiatives in Iowa. The foundation awarded $37,000 between these four projects: 
 
“Community Pharmacist Provision of Chronic Care Management Services for Medicare Beneficiaries with Uncontrolled Hypertension” submitted by Jim Hoehns, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, from Northeast Iowa Family Practice Center
 
“Community Provider-Pharmacist Collaboration to Improve Patient Outcomes through Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Sharing” submitted by Marla Tonn, RPh, BCACP, from CarePro Pharmacy – North Liberty.
 
“Creation and Implementation of a Pharmacy Performance Network in Iowa” submitted by Randy McDonough, PharmD, MS, CGP, BCPS, for CPESN-Iowa.
 
“Pharmacy Led Diabetes Management Using Bi-directional Text Messaging Reminders” submitted by Rachel Finkelstein, PharmD, BCACP, from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy.
 
Each recipient will be required to present a poster on their project at the 2019 IPA Annual Meeting and the summaries will be published in a subsequent issue of the Journal of the Iowa Pharmacy Association.
 
The grant program stems from the Outcomes Innovative Pharmacy Endowment that was established by the original investors of OutcomesMTM, a medication therapy management, or MTM, service provider based in Iowa. In 1999, the Iowa Pharmacy Association provided seed money to support this innovative startup, which became a national leader in MTM services. Following the purchase of OutcomesMTM by Cardinal Health in 2015, the endowment was created as a way for those original investors to give back to the pharmacy profession and keep the innovative spirit and legacy of the company and Iowa pharmacy alive.
 
Applicants must be an Iowa-licensed pharmacist or an Iowa-based researcher working with Iowa pharmacists in an innovative pharmacy practice. Applicants must also be active members of IPA. The application deadline for the next grant cycle is December 1, 2018.

Additional information and the grant applications can be found here.

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