About the Center
CPIC brings together faculty, students, researchers and practitioners to lead change within community practice through innovative community engagement and partnerships, research, and education and training with a focus on access to care, population health, and health outcomes.
To lead innovation in community practice through education, transformation and entrepreneurship.
To become an internationally recognized Center that advances pharmacy practice and specializes in developing innovative and sustainable community-based programs.
- What We Do
- Develop and offer training programs
- Drive innovation and transformation by inspiring health care practitioners and students through our courses, research, presentations, and service to the community and the profession.
- Identify, Engage, and Partner with organizations within our community, the nation and across the globe to help foster learning and dissemination of our work.
- Apply our broad practice and research expertise to help our local, national and global communities enhance their patient care services and approach to care.
- Enhance access to care and health outcomes of patients through various projects with the help of our partners
In the News
South Dakota State University has been awarded a $1 million federal grant to implement a three-year project as part of the Rural Communities Opioid Program. Funding comes from the Health Resources and Services Administration, which is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The project is co-directed by Aaron Hunt and Erin Miller, both with the SDSU College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions.
Patients with multiple chronic conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease, may be juggling anywhere from three to six medications. Through a partnership with the South Dakota Department of Health, South Dakota State University pharmacy practice faculty, led by Professor Sharrel Pinto, will develop community-based programs to help improve medication adherence and patient outcomes.
More patients in South Dakota can receive medications to help them recover from opioid addiction, thanks to the work of Jennifer Ball, an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at South Dakota State University. More health care providers in South Dakota are able to provide medication-assisted treatment for those fighting opioid addiction through a partnership between SDSU and the South Dakota Department of Social Services.
Sharrel Pinto, the Hoch Endowed Professor for Community Pharmacy Practice and head of the Department of Allied and Population Health, leads a team that is working with the South Dakota Department of Health to improve medication management and quality of life for patients with these conditions.
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Improving the Life of South Dakotans through the
Prevention and Management of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
In spring 2018, the Centers for Disease Control released a call to action to address health disparities among Americans with diabetes, heart disease, and stroke through CDC-1815. In response, the South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions and the South Dakota Department of Health collaborated to create a five-year plan to identify barriers and develop viable solutions to improve the care of South Dakotans with diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). In the first three years of the project, over $2.5 million dollars have been awarded to the South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions team.
START-SD is a federal program funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) working to increase access to prevention, treatment, and recovery services for substance use disorders with a focus on opioid use disorder in Brookings, Codington and Hughes Counties in South Dakota. Our goal is to slow the opioid epidemic and help impacted individuals and families get the care they need to thrive. The South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions team has been awarded $1 million dollars over three years for the project.