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CTA Grantee Receives Prestigious Health-System Pharmacy Leadership Award

11/29/10 By David Lindeman

Thomas Buckley, a CTA grantee and clinical professor at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, has been awarded the prestigious American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and Association of Black Health-System Pharmacists (ABHP) Leadership Award. The award will be presented December 8th at ASHP’s 45th annual clinical meeting in Anaheim, California.

Established in 2009, the ASHP/ABHP Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health care. Award criteria include:

  • Increasing awareness of these disparities among health care providers, health-system administrators, legislators, regulators, third-party payers, and the public;
  • Promoting a more diverse and culturally competent health care workforce and environment;
  • Ensuring effective communication with patients and among providers;
  • Fostering consistent use of multidisciplinary teams and evidence-based guidelines for patient care;
  • Collecting and reporting data on health care access, utilization, and outcomes by racial and ethnic minorities, and measuring progress toward reducing health care disparities;
  • Researching, identifying, and disseminating best practices for providing culturally competent care and reducing disparities in health care.

As a CTA Medication Optimization Technology Diffusion Grants awardee, Tom has been directing a collaborative effort to deliver culturally-appropriate and technology-enabled medication therapy management (MTM) services to older Cambodian-Americans. For more information about the project, click here.

ASHP consists of 35,000 members, including pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who practice in inpatient, outpatient, home-care, and long-term-care settings. ABHP provides educational programs on minority health issues to ASHP members.

Important Tech4Impact Dates

Letter of Intent Due
July 30, 2010

Grant Proposal Guidelines Released September 29, 2010

Full Proposals Due
October 21, 2010

Final Grant Award Decision Prior to December 31, 2010

Grant Start Date
January 4, 2011

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