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Community Practice Innovation Center

About the CPIC 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.

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Our Projects

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.


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Erin Miller showing a patient a yoga cell phone app

HRSA project focuses on recovery from meth addiction

Putting people addicted to meth on the road to recovery is the goal of the Stigma, Treatment, Avoidance and Recovery in Time Program for Psychostimulant Support in Rural South Dakota.

Community Practice Innovation Center to connect patients with resources

The Community Practice Innovation Center will use a community-based, holistic approach to connect patients dealing with chronic conditions to services that will improve their quality of life.