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Community Practice Innovation Center

Welcome to CPIC!

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.

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Employment and Research Opportunities

We're always looking for motivated, innovative, and creative individuals to join our team! See what job and internship opportunities we have available: 

Employment and research Opportunities

Our Projects

The 1815 Project

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.

Working to increase access to and effectiveness of prevention,
treatment, and recovery services for substance use disorders in South Dakota.


Expanding public health capacity by supporting respiratory care
recruitment, training, placement, and job development in rural communities in South Dakota.

CPIC Partners and Publications

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Community Practice Innovation Center team's manuscript featured in Pharmacy Times

A team from the Community Practice Innovation Center at South Dakota State University has recently published a manuscript detailing the results of a campaign to raise awareness of pharmacist and pharmacy-related services for patients with diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Ball, Miller honored for home-study publication

Jennifer Ball and Erin Miller were recognized by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy for their work toward the publication of a home-study series for ambulatory care pharmacists. ...

SDSU’s BREATHE-SD project to improve respiratory care and public health in South Dakota featured on The Prairie-Doc

The BREATHE-SD project was recently featured on a segment of The Prairie-Doc, which airs on SDPB. BREATHE-SD is a new grant-funded project to increase the respiratory therapy and public health workforce in South Dakota.