ACT Pharmacy Collaborative

The Academia-CPESN Transformation (ACT) Pharmacy Collaborative is an operational learning and ACTing collaborative between colleges/schools of pharmacy and CPESN networks and their pharmacies. The goal of the Collaborative is to Support the transformation of community-based pharmacy practice from a product-based care model to a community-based pharmacy care delivery model. One of the ways the Collaborative works towards this goal is mobilizing stakeholders and resources to support and facilitate implementation of community-based pharmacy care. 

The ACT Pharmacy Collaborative aims to support both pharmacies and student pharmacists at colleges/schools of pharmacy during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the COVID-19 outbreak, some colleges and schools of pharmacy have found their students suddenly displaced from rotation sites. In the meantime, community pharmacies may be facing new demands on the pharmacy team and potential staff shortages due to illness and quarantining. CPESN USA and the ACT Pharmacy Collaborative are teaming up to pair interested student pharmacists with participating CPESN pharmacies that want or need additional help during this time. Student experiences can range from volunteering to paid internships to experiential learning, and can happen onsite or remotely depending on the needs of each pharmacy.

If you are a community pharmacy and would like to be matched with available student pharmacists, please complete this request form by clicking the button below. Your request will be sent out to 85+ colleges/schools of pharmacy. You can also reach out directly to ACT Champions at your local colleges/schools of pharmacy. Find ACT Champions by clicking here

If you are faculty or staff at a college/school of pharmacy not already a part of the ACT Pharmacy Collaborative and would like to receive updates on opportunities at pharmacies for student pharmacists during this time, please let us know by signing up to Stay Informed on our ACT Pharmacy Collaborative website.


CPESN® USA is a clinically integrated, nationwide Accountable Pharmacy Organization  structured to advance community-based pharmacy practice. They empower community-based pharmacies that are deeply rooted within their community by fostering their ability to provide high quality, patient-centered enhanced services. CPESN® pharmacies integrate with other healthcare providers on the patient’s care team to coordinate medical treatment. The results are better medication adherence, higher patient satisfaction, and lower healthcare costs. You can find CPESN® networks of pharmacy providers in 45 states across America. To learn more, please visit

About NCPA

Founded in 1898, the National Community Pharmacists Association is the voice for independent pharmacy, representing 21,000 pharmacies and employing more than 250,000 individuals nationwide. Independent pharmacy is a $75.8 billion marketplace. Community pharmacists are local health care problem-solvers who can customize solutions to local health challenges for groups and employers.