Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety

Supported by a grant from the Cardinal Health Foundation

The 2014-2015 application cycle is now closed. Please check back for information about the next program offering or sign up for the ASHP Foundation Enews for the latest information.

Meet the 2014 Award Recipient and Finalists!

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Research and Education Foundation created the Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety in 2004. This is the only award program to honor a pharmacist-led interprofessional team for its significant institution-wide system improvements relating to medication use.

Learn about the rich history of the program by watching this 3-minute video.

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!

View the 2014 Awards Video