The $50,000 award, which is sponsored by the Cardinal Health Foundation, recognizes on a national level pharmacy professionals who have assumed a leadership role in promoting safety in the medication-use process. The award also honors two finalists, who each receive $10,000.
2015 Letter of Intent Submission Process
A letter of intent screening component has been added to the Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety application process. Applicants are required to submit a letter of intent that describes their medication safety initiative. These letters of intent will be reviewed by external expert reviewers. Based on results of the letters of intent review process, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application for the award.
The below submission materials were for the 2014-2015 application cycle; new materials will be posted in fall 2015 for the 2015-2016 cycle:
• Read the Letter of Intent Submission Instructions
• Watch the recently held webinar "How to Submit a Successful Application"
• Download the webinar slides
• The 2014-2015 application cycle is now closed.
Past Awards Recipients
• 2014 Awards Recipients
• 2013 Awards Recipients
• 2012 Awards Recipients
• 2011 Awards Recipients
• 2010 Awards Recipients
• 2009 Awards Recipients
• 2008 Awards Recipients
• 2007 Awards Recipients
• 2006 Awards Recipients
• 2005 Awards Recipients
• 2004 Awards Recipients
Excellence Awards Videos
To see video presentations of each recipient and finalist, click here.
Patient Safety Awareness Week and Poison Prevention Week
Each year, the ASHP Foundation holds a radio media tour to raise awareness of patient safety. Representatives from the organizations who have received the Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety make themselves available to talk with radio shows across the country about medication safety topics.
The 2015 Medication Safety Radio Media Tour was held on Thursday, March 5th. The live interviews aired on March 5th. Many of the interviews were taped and air during National Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 8-14, 2015. Listen to this year's radio news release.
Listen to past interviews!