Outcomes Innovative Pharmacy Grant

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

Grant Requirements

Applicants must:
  • Be a current Iowa licensed pharmacist or Iowa based researcher working with innovative pharmacy practice by Iowa pharmacists.
  • Be active members of the Iowa Pharmacy Association.
  • Present in person their grant proposal to the IPA Foundation Board of Directors at the February Board meeting.
  • Present a poster at an IPA Annual Meeting following the conclusion of their grant project and final payment.
  • Submit an interim and final report to the IPA Foundation and publish a summary in The Journal of the Iowa Pharmacy Association.

Use of Grant Funds

Grant funds may be used only for direct costs associated with the development and implementation of the project described in the grant proposal. Expenditures for overhead and pharmacist provision of patient care services salaries will not be funded. Fees for research/technician services may be allowed if submitted in the proposed budget.

Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate in-kind and matching funds to support their project.

In conjunction with the final report, final expense reports must be submitted once the project has ended. Reports shall include detailed fund distribution and any other relevant information. See below for previous grant awards and funding amounts

Application Procedure

The application process requires 1) completed application form and 2) project proposal. All applications must be submitted as a word document or PDF by 11:59 PM CT on December 1.
Maximum of five (5) typewritten pages in Times New Roman, 11 point font, and 1.5 line spacing addressing the topics below. In addition to the grant narrative and budget, appendices may include bios for key project personnel, references and letters of support (max of 3).
  • Describe the innovation
  • Significance of innovation to the future pharmacy practice in the State of Iowa (background information, why is this issue being addressed, what change will this project affect?)
  • Detailed project objectives. (Are sustainability and reproducibility project goals or is this a demonstration project?)
  • Project methodology and outcome measures. Include role of grantee and others in completing the project. Evaluation strategy to determine value/outcome of the project (how will outcome measures be evaluated to determine project success)
  • Key personnel qualifications
  • Project timetable from implementation to completion, including evaluation
  • Budget (detailed, see below)
  • Adequacy of the resources available to complete the project
Grant Budget
Please complete the grant budget in the table format below. Grant budgets must include all costs as well as any matching funds or in-kind support. The grant budget (and narrative, if needed) shall be included in the 5-page grant proposal. All grants are for single-year funding – April 1 to March 31.
Budget Line Items
Total Costs
Source if outside grant (eg inkind or other funding)

Submit your application online here or download the form for reference.

Review Procedures

Upon receipt, IPA Foundation staff will review submitted applications and project proposals for completeness. Eligible applications will be reviewed and ranked by a grant selection committee established from the IPA Foundation Board of Directors. Technical assistance on evaluation of methodology will be sought out as required. Grant Application Scoring will be ranked, based on:
  • Significance of innovation to the future pharmacy practice in the State of Iowa
  • Clarity of project objectives
  • Project design
  • Adequacy of the resources available to complete the project
  • Key personnel qualifications
  • Evaluation strategy to determine value/outcome of the project
  • Budget (complete, reasonable)

Previous Grants Awarded

Project Submitted by Awarded
Community Pharmacist Provision of Chronic Care Management Services for Medicare Beneficiaries with Uncontrolled Hypertension Jim Hoehns, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP
Northeast Iowa Family Practice Center
Community Provider-Pharmacist Collaboration to Improve Patient Outcomes through Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Sharing Marla Tonn, RPh, BCACP
CarePro Pharmacy – North Liberty
Creation and Implementation of a Pharmacy Performance Network in Iowa Randy McDonough, PharmD, MS, CGP, BCPS
Pharmacy Led Diabetes Management Using Bi-directional Text Messaging Reminders Rachel Finkelstein, PharmD, BCACP
University of Iowa College of Pharmacy

Project Submitted by Awarded
An Examination of the Effect and Synergy of Combining a Medication Adherence Intervention and Group Diabetes Education Melissa Ernzen, PharmD, CDE
Mercy Family Pharmacy in Dubuque
Creation and Implementation of a Pharmacy Performance Network in Iowa Randy McDonough, PharmD, MS, CGP, BCPS
Pharmacist Led Medicare Annual Wellness Visits at a Family Medicine Clinic Sara Wiedenfeld, PharmD, BCPS
Siouxland Medical Education Foundation

Grant Cycle                

June 1 Outcomes Grant Announcement; RFP sent to IPA membership
December 1 Application form and project proposal due
February Grant presentations made to IPA Foundation Board of Directors
April 1 Funding notices released to all applicants
November 1 Interim reports due to IPA Foundation Board of Directors
TBD Final reports due (based on project timeline)
June Grant Poster Presentations at IPA Annual Meeting
TBD Project summary published in Journal of the IPA

Please contact the Iowa Pharmacy Association Foundation at ipa@iarx.org or (515) 270-0713 with any questions*.

*Exceptions may be granted upon request.