Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award
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 2019 Recipient (View Press Release)

Antimicrobial Stewardship Program for Long-Term Care Facilities

  • Project Leader: Judy San, PharmD
  • Organization: Kaiser Permanente - Woodland Hills Medical Center

2019 Honorable Mention(s)

Optimizing the Use of Opioid and Non-Opioid Analgesics through EHR Strategies and a Pharmacy-Led Pain Management Task Force in the Community Hospital Setting

  • Project Leader: Gina Yam, PharmD, CIC
  • Organization: Chinese Hospital


Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Valley Homeless Healthcare Program

  • Project Leader: Jessica Song, PharmD
  • Organization: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center



The Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award is designated to recognize outstanding patient care through innovations in pharmacy practice.  One program is selected by the Health Care Reform Committee (HRC) that best demonstrates the objective of the award, such as: Demonstration of pharmacist or pharmacy technician role in the Triple Aim of improving healthcare quality, care/service, and cost through a model of care that focuses primarily on pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in the provision of patient care.  Projects can be in a health-system, inpatient, outpatient, or ambulatory care pharmacy service area.  Projects will be judged on demonstrating excellence in: Improvements in quality, improvements in care/service, improvements in cost, or demonstrated role of pharmacist or pharmacy technicians in healthcare teams.  Data collection period of three months or longer is strongly desired. The award is open to all pharmacists or pharmacy technicians, but at least one of the applicants from the team must be a CSHP member. The winner will be required to present a poster of their project at the CSHP Seminar.  


June 1st is the deadline for submissions. Winners and Honorable Mentions will be contacted in August.


One project can be recognized as the winner.  Up to two projects can receive Honorable Mention.


Contact CSHP at or call our office at (916) 447-1033.

IPPA Resources

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
IPPA Winners/Honorable Mention Link Administration 3/4/2019
IPPA Posters Link Administration 11/7/2018
Example IPPA Winning Application PDF (1.89 MB) Administration 11/7/2018


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