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Pharmacy Practice Initiatives

The IPA Foundation supports practice-based research initiatives and fosters innovative pharmacy practice activities. Over the years, grants and programs supported by the foundation have advanced areas of immunization administration by pharmacists, provision of pharmacy services in community pharmacy practice settings, educational programs on practice advancement in acute care practice settings, residency program development, and demonstration of overall health care savings with the addition of pharmacist services.

Outcomes Innovative Pharmacy Grant Program

The IPA Foundation Outcomes Innovative Pharmacy Endowment was established by the original investors of OutcomesMTM to support innovative pharmacy initiatives in the state of Iowa. The Outcomes Innovative Pharmacy Grant program was established to provide financial support for research, education and promotion of innovative pharmacy practice initiatives within the state of Iowa.

Past Initiatives

New Practice Model - IPA's new practice model was a pilot program to establish tech-check-tech in a community pharmacy setting to allow more time for pharmacists to provide clinical pharmacy services. The results of this project led to legislation in 2018 to allow technician product verification in general practice settings in addition to hospital settings.
Trinity Pioneer ACO MTM Program - IPA worked with the Trinity Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) to integrate pharmacist services into the model. The project promoted the impact of community pharmacist-delivered MTM services on hospital readmission rates, incidence of adverse drug events and healthcare costs for ACO patients.

Poster Presentation Award

The IPA Foundation Poster Presentation Award recognizes one original project each year that advances pharmacy practice in Iowa. Posters are judged on originality and innovation, reproducibility, impact on the profession, presentation and methodology. Poster abstracts are submitted prior to the IPA Annual Meeting and are used to judge award nominees. The final award selection is based on the overall poster presentation.
Want to join the foundation in supporting initiatives that impacting and expand your ability to practice pharmacy in Iowa? Donate now to the IPA Foundation's general fund.