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NACDS Foundation launches new website
March 12th, 2012
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The NACDS Foundation Dinner has launched a website with the theme of “one night for health’s dawn.”
“The NACDS Foundation is advancing exhilarating projects to make a positive impact on public health,” said foundation president Kathleen Jaeger. “NACDS Foundation Dinner donors deserve to know that their engagement is a catalyst for forward-thinking initiatives that seek nothing less than to transform patient care and to help people live their lives more fully.”
The 14th annual dinner will be held November 27 in New York. Last year’s event raised $1.8 million for scholarships, research and charitable activities from 114 benefactors.
“Just this January, the NACDS Foundation announced a bold new $750,000 grant opportunity to study the health impact of pharmacist-provided medication management in medical homes or accountable care organizations. This is the kind of timely, relevant and meaningful research that is made available uniquely by the NACDS Foundation Dinner,” Jaeger said.
This research initiative builds on a complementary 2011 foundation research project testing interventions aimed at reducing patient primary nonadherence medication rates — which refers to patients not filling their initial prescription for a medication and thus refraining from treating their condition. This research is under way with partners from Harvard University and the University of Mississippi.
Also, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation will be rolling out a new Faculty Scholars Program that will provide five selected pharmacy school professors with, among other resources, research grants to support community-based health care research.
The foundation dinner website can be accessed through a link on NACDSFoundation.org.