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June 27 is National HIV Testing Day

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day

ARLINGTON, Va. — June 27 is National HIV Testing Day when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unites with partners from health departments and other organizations to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and early diagnosis of HIV. The NACDS Foundation has been actively involved in funding studies to evaluate a model which may

NACDS Foundation announces scholarships, grants

NACDS Foundation announces scholarships, grants

PALM BEACH, Fla. –The NACDS Foundation has distributed $220,000 in scholarships and grants as part of an ongoing commitment to advancing patient care through pharmacy education as part of the 23rd Annual NACDS Foundation Scholarship Program. The recipients were presented with their awards last night at an NACDS Foundation event during the NACDS Annual Meeting.

Public health in focus at NACDS Foundation Dinner

Public health in focus at NACDS Foundation Dinner

At its 19th Annual Foundation Dinner in Manhattan, the NACDS Foundation raised $1.8 million to support evidence-based research, pharmacy education and philanthropic efforts aimed at improving patient health outcomes and advancing population health. More than 100 companies and people sponsored the 2017 NACDS Foundation Dinner. Attendees included executives from national and regional drug chains, consumer

NACDS to honor Houston physician for Harvey recovery efforts

NACDS to honor Houston physician for Harvey recovery efforts

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation plans to honor Umair Shah, M.D., M.P.H., who was instrumental in the Houston hurricane response and recovery efforts, at next month’s NACDS Foundation Dinner. The NACDS Foundation said Shah, executive director and local health authority for Harris County Public Health (HCPH), will be presented

NACDS Foundation sponsors March of Dimes gala

WASHINGTON — The prevention efforts undertaken by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation were highlighted by chairman Steve Anderson at the March of Dimes Gourmet Gala last month. The NACDS Foundation served as title sponsor of the event — which celebrated its 35th ­anniversary. The foundation’s prevention focus aligns with the March of

NACDS Foundation awards $230,000 in scholarships

NACDS Foundation awards $230,000 in scholarships

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has awarded $230,000 in scholarships and grants through its 2017 NACDS Foundation Scholarship Program. Announced during the NACDS Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., this week, six grants of $20,000 each were award to applicants for innovative education programs, including two in the name of industry

NACDS Foundation taps Seth Meyers as speaker

ARLINGTON, Va. — “Late Night” host and “Saturday Night Live” alumnus Seth Meyers will headline the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation Dinner on December 1 in New York City. During his 13-year tenure as a Saturday Night Live personality and head writer, Meyers was known for his sharp wit and political commentary. In

Project to assess TB testing at pharmacies

Project to assess TB testing at pharmacies

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation has launched a study to examine the impact of expanding access to community testing for latent tuberculosis infections (LTBI). Led by researchers at the University of New Mexico, the project will survey patients to get a picture of their health care experience and perspective

Seth Meyers to headline NACDS Foundation Dinner

Seth Meyers to headline NACDS Foundation Dinner

ARLINGTON, Va. — “Late Night” host and “Saturday Night Live” alumnus Seth Meyers is slated as the keynote speaker for the 2016 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation Dinner. In its 18th year, the NACDS Foundation Dinner is scheduled for Dec. 1 in Manhattan. During his 13-year tenure as a Saturday Night Live personality and

At TSE, Otto calls on industry to help take the lead

At TSE, Otto calls on industry to help take the lead

BOSTON — Pharmacy-based health care can help the U.S. meet an array of socioeconomic challenges, Martin Otto, chief merchant and chief financial officer of H-E-B, said at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo. Otto, who is also chairman of NACDS, said that access to pharmacy patient care can help reverse increases

NACDS Foundation to hold Zika virus webinar

NACDS Foundation to hold Zika virus webinar

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation this week plans to hold a webinar on protection against the Zika virus. In the webinar, titled “Zika Prevention Strategies: Patient & Community Health,” health officials will discuss prevention strategies focusing on mosquito bite prevention and avoidance of exposure. The NACDS Foundation noted that

NACDS Foundation spurs hepatitis C testing

NACDS Foundation spurs hepatitis C testing

ARLINGTON, Va. — A study funded by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation aims to boost testing for hepatitis C and connect patients to care. This week, the NACDS Foundation said its study is under way in 50 stores with pharmacies, and a total of 75 locations are planned in the greater Detroit,

NACDS Foundation plans Zika campaign in Puerto Rico

NACDS Foundation plans Zika campaign in Puerto Rico

ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation is launching a radio and digital education initiative in Puerto Rico to address rising concerns over the Zika virus. Plans call for the NACDS Foundation to begin airing radio messages on May 9 to urge women to seek advice from doctors and pharmacists about

2015 NACDS Foundation Dinner raises $1.9 million

2015 NACDS Foundation Dinner raises $1.9 million

This year’s NACDS Foundation Dinner, the 17th annual, raised $1.9 million, which will be earmarked for the foundation’s patient-centered care research agenda. More than 87 companies from a range of industries sponsored the event, held Thursday evening in Manhattan. Hy-Vee Inc. was the premier sponsor. The evening’s program emphasized the research portfolio of the NACDS