Pharmacist Service Expansion Project

Online Scholarship Grant Application & Registration

MPA is in contract year three of the Pharmacist Service Expansion (PSE) grant project with the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Contract year three runs from June 30, 2016 through June 29, 2017.

The PSE Project allows pharmacists to apply for a scholarship grant* to cover program participation costs for Medication Therapy Services (MTS), Diabetes Accreditation Standards - Practical Applications (DASPA) certification, and disease-specific programming (supporting MTS certified pharmacist certification renewal). Additionally, scholarship grant funds are available for Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) site accreditation. Participants pay the program costs upfront. Then, if your grant application is accepted and all certification requirements are completed, you receive reimbursement.

  • DASPA & MTS scholarship grants are limited to pharmacists licensed and practicing in the state of Missouri.

*Participating pharmacists: will be selected on a first come-first served basis and be based upon application review criteria, including the potential to support medically underserved areas; must complete a program according to the individual program guidelines, within the current contract year, to receive reimbursement.

PSE Program Goals

  1. Increase the number of trainings for Missouri pharmacists to become certified in MTS and/or DASPA.

  2. Increase the number of Missouri MTS certified pharmacists and/or pharmacies with accredited Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) site accredited programs.

  3. Increase proportion of people with diabetes who have at least one encounter at an accredited DSME education program site, affiliated with a pharmacy.

  4. Facilitate the PSE project’s support of other DHSS programs involving pharmacists.

Program Opportunities


Required Quarterly Survey

This scholarship grant project requires quarterly aggregated reporting to the Department of Health & Senior Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Your quarterly reporting is completed by simply responding to an electronic survey received via email, following the end of each quarter. Your response documents the value pharmacists offer as a health care team provider and supports our continued efforts pursuing pharmacist-delivered, patient care service payment opportunities.

Quarterly Survey

PSE Project Survey Tracking Document

The following tracking document (Word and PDF versions, below) is to assist with reporting your results quarterly.

Continuing Opportunity

With your continued involvement, the PSE Project offers a platform that can bring state and national attention to Missouri pharmacist-delivered patient care services. Throughout the duration of the PSE Project, updates and data will be shared with engaged stakeholders and active PSE partners, including DHSS and CDC.

Missouri pharmacist data that MPA, DHSS, and CDC would like to showcase include quarterly aggregate count of patients who receive the following pharmacist-provided interventions: diabetes education provided by a DASPA trained pharmacist, diabetes education provided in conjunction with a DSME pharmacy, and MTM/MTS related to patients with high blood pressure or diabetes. MPA will provide information about this opportunity during upcoming MTS and DASPA trainings, or for further information, please contact MPA.

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