ALEXANDRIA, Va. — In an effort to promote the 14th Annual National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation Dinner, the association announced on Thursday the launch of a new website that promotes the event as “one night for health’s dawn.”
The 14th Annual NACDS Foundation Dinner will be held Nov. 27 in New York City. In 2011, the event raised $1.77 million for scholarships, research and charitable activities from 114 benefactors.
“The NACDS Foundation is advancing exhilarating projects to make a positive impact on public health. 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,” stated NACDS Foundation president Kathleen Jaeger.
“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 added.
This research initiative builds on a complementary 2011 NACDS Foundation research project testing interventions aimed at reducing patient primary nonadherence medication rates. The research is under way with partners from Harvard University and the University of Mississippi.
In addition, the NACDS Foundation will be rolling out a new Faculty Scholars Program. This program will provide five selected pharmacy school professors with, among other resources, research grants to support community-based healthcare research.