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Funded Initiatives

Pfizer will publish full proposals of funded initiatives, in addition to any milestone updates, interim reports, final outcomes assessments and any other relevant, pertinent data and information that may be of interest to the healthcare community.

Strategies for duplication and dissemination of successful initiatives ('How-To Guides') will also be made available on this site.

Project Title Organization Date of Approval
Enhancing Effective, Safe Chronic Pain Management in PCMH-Recognized and ACO-Participating Primary Care Practices:  A Kentucky ACP Chapter Quality Network Initiative American College of Physicians December 2013
Engaging the Entire Care Team to Facilitate a Comprehensive Pain Management Program in the Primary Care Setting New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians December 2013
Transforming Pain Management in Missouri FQHC Medical Homes Missouri Coalition for Primary Health Care December 2013
Applying the PCMH Framework to Improve Chronic Pain Management for Patients in Wisconsin FQHC’s Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association December 2013
Using an Integrated Model of Care to Improve Patient Safety and Quality of Life by Improving Chronic Pain Management in the Patient Centered Medical Home Maine Quality Counts December 2013
An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Multidisciplinary Care in Family Medicine Centers Beaumont Health System December 2013
Partnering with Patients to Improve Management of Chronic Pain in Primary Care University of Cincinnati December 2013
An Integrative and Sustainable Approach to Pain Management in Primary Care University of Florida August 2013
Creating and Evaluating a Primary Care Electronic Health Record (EHR)-based Model for Best Practices in Pain Management for an Underserved Population Beth Israel Medical Center June 2013
Improving Chronic Pain Management (ICPM) New York University October 2012
Project Next Steps: Using the Stepped Care Model to Improve Chronic Pain Outcomes in a Community Health Center Community Health Center, Inc. October 2012
Improving Pain Management at Hospital Admission and Discharge: Implementing an Interdisciplinary Evidence-Based Approach Society of Hospital Medicine December 2012
Pain Action Consulting Team (PACT): A Mentoring Model Johns Hopkins University December 2012
Opioid Misuse Mitigation and Practice Quality Improvement in Primary Care Brigham and Womens Hospital December 2012
Managing Pain: Opioids as Part of the Solution, Not the Problem University of Cincinnati December 2012
The Emergency Department Pain Registry: Impact Evaluation of the 2012 American College of Emergency Physicians Opioid Prescribing Guidelines American College of Emergency Physicians December 2012


Project Title Organization Date of Approval
Improving Adult Vaccination Practices in Primary Care in Northeast Ohio: A Focus on Influenza and Vaccine-Preventable Pneumonia Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation December 2013
Increasing Vaccination Rates with an Appointment-Based Pharmacy Model University of Cincinnati December 2013
System Alignment for Vaccine Delivery (SAVED): Improving rates of influenza and pneumococcal vaccination through patient outreach, improved medical record accuracy and targeted physician alerts. University of Massachusetts Medical School December 2013
The VaccineLink Project / La Salud Conexión University of South Florida, Morsani School of Medicine December 2013
Acepta el reto, ¡Vacúnate! / Accept the challenge: get vaccinated! VOCES: Coalición de Vacunación de Puerto Rico December 2013
Immunization Perceptions & Education: From the Patient to the Resident and Back Again Mayo Clinic August 2013
Trainings to improve physician perceptions and provision of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine University of North Carolina August 2013
Utilizing Population Health Outcomes Data to Increase Immunization Rates in Adolescents University of Texas Health Science Center August 2013
An Enhanced 4 Pillars Toolkit for Increasing Adolescent Immunization: A Randomized Controlled Cluster Trial in Pediatrics and Family Medicine University of Pittsburgh, Department of Family Medicine June 2013
A Multilevel Approach to Understanding and Reducing Missed Opportunities for Vaccination among Adolescents with Chronic Medical Conditions Columbia University June 2013
Use of Pharmacy Practice Faculty and Student Pharmacists to Screen, Educate, and Provide Pneumococcal Vaccine to Elderly Patients in Vermont Albany College of Pharmacy August 2012
AOA's Call to Action on Pneumococcal Disease American Osteopathic Association August 2012
Improving the Quality of Elderly Care in Indiana: Reducing the Incidence of Vaccine-Preventable Pneumonia and Related Morbidity and Mortality Indiana University August 2012
Community-Academic Partnership to Improve Pneumococcal Immunization Rates in an Underserved Population University of Cincinnati August 2012
Utilizing Population Health Outcomes Data to Increase Adult Pneumococcal Immunization Rates University of Cincinnati September 2012
Improving Pneumococcal Immunization Rates in New Jersey through Collaboration New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians December 2012
Utilizing Addressing Educational and Coordination Barriers for Adult Pneumococcal Disease Prevention in Rhode Island University of Rhode Island December 2012
Pneumococcal Disease Prevention Initiative: Integrated Interventions for Improved Adult Immunization Rates Henry Ford Health System December 2012
APhA's RxVACCINATE: A National Education and Practice Support Initiative to Increase Pharmacist Administered Pneumococcal Vaccinations American Pharmacists Association December 2012
Improving Patient Immunization Rates through Optimizing Pharmacy's Role in Providing Immunization Services Shenandoah University, School of Pharmacy December 2012
Improvement of Vaccination Rates in Adult Patients at High Risk for Pneumococcal Disease: A Focus on Reasons for Decline of Vaccination University of Connecticut December 2012
Pneumococcal Vaccine Services and Harlem Community Pharmacies Touro College of Pharmacy December 2012
Prevention of Pneumococcal Infections Through Vaccination: The Pharmacist’s Role in Immunization University of Florida December 2012


Project Title Organization Date of Approval
Community Extended Case Conference to Improve Lymphoma Care University of Nebraska Medical Center April 2014
Enhancing Provider Education and Improving Healthcare Disparities in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) and Multiple Myeloma (MM) through a Rural Regional North Carolina Hospital Network East Carolina University April 2014
Determining and Addressing Adherence to the NCCN Guidelines for Chronic Phase CML University of Colorado, Denver April 2014
Payor-Partnered Approach to Community-Based Referral for Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT) National Marrow Donor Program April 2014
Novel educational interventions for community oncologists and patients To optimize renal cell carcinoma outcomes Duke University April 2014
Improving the care of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) via a patient and provider intervention program The Research Institute of Fox Chase Cancer Center April 2014
Expert Guidance in Advanced NSCLC: Selection of First-line and Maintenance Therapy USF Health Professions Conferencing Corporation December 2013
Optimizing Dose Intensity for Patients with Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Roswell Park Alliance Foundation June 2013
Making Optimal Therapeutic Decisions in Patients with Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma National Comprehensive Cancer Network Inc. June 2013
Improving Knowledge and Overcoming Barriers to Optimal Therapy in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma City of Hope June 2013
Engaging an Interdisciplinary Team for Non Small Cell Lung Cancer Diagnosis, Personalized Assessment, and Treatment (GAIN) American College of Chest Physicians July 2013
2013 Tumor Board Curriculum: Molecular Testing in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer National Comprehensive Cancer Network Inc. November 2012
Getting Tissue for Molecular Testing: An NSCLC Strategic Initiative Temple University November 2012
Engaging Multidisciplinary Teams to Improve Patient Outcomes With NSCLC Using Educational Resources (EMPOWER) American College of Chest Physicians December 2012
Molecular Testing and NSCLC Patients...Improving Efficacy, Enhancing Care Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center November 2012
Understanding and Promoting Best Practices in Molecular Testing for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Patients in Florida H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute Foundation Inc. November 2012
Educational needs assessment to identify the decision-making and information-seeking patterns of clinicians managing patients with hematologic malignancies University of Nebraska Medical Center December 2012
CML, ALL, or B-Cell Lymphomas: Understanding Professional Practice Gaps and Educational Needs Among Hematologist Oncologists in the United States Annenberg Center for Health Science December 2012
Renal Cell Carcinoma: Understanding Professional Practice Gaps and Educational Needs Among Medical Oncologists in the United States Annenberg Center for Health Science December 2012


Project Title Organization Date of Approval
Incorporation of Patient Reported Outcomes Data in the Care of US Veterans with Rheumatoid Arthritis North Florida Foundation for Research and Education December 2013
Capturing Patient Reported Outcomes in RA University of Alabama at Birmingham December 2013
Standardizing and Personalizing Patient-centered Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Targets Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine December 2013
Therapy Selection in RA: From Clinical Trials to Effectiveness in Practice University of California, San Diego December 2013
Motivational Interviewing as a Patient-Centered Behavioral Intervention to Improve Medication Adherence in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients with Inadequately Controlled Disease Activity New York University August 2013
Utilizing a Patient Navigator to Improve Oral DMARD Medication Adherence among Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Brigham and Women's Hospital August 2013
A Multifaceted Intervention to Leverage Electronic Health Records to Improve Vaccination Rates for Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine June 2013
UPMC Rheumatology Vaccination Improvement Project University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) June 2013
Evaluation of an Education and Electronic Medical Record Based Vaccination Optimization Intervention in Rheumatoid Arthritis Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons July 2013
Designing an Electronic Medical Recored-based Clinical Decision Support Tool to Improve CVD Screening in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Albert Einstein College of Medicine December 2012
Health Care Quality Improvement & Education in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Bringing Rheumatologists and Primary Care Providers Together to Improve Rheumatoid Arthritis Outcomes New York University December 2012
Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in People with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Performance Improvement in an Office-Based Practice Joslin Diabetes Center, Inc. December 2012


Project Title Organization Date of Approval
Implementation of Antimicrobial Stewardship Interventions in Children’s Hospitals using Benchmarking Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics June 2013
What is the Optimal Antimicrobial Stewardship Strategy: Pre-Prescription Authorization or Post-Prescription Review and Feedback? Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine June 2013
Optimizing Antibiotic Stewardship in Community Hospitals Intermountain Healthcare June 2013
SHEA Antimicrobial Stewardship Education Program: Transforming Practice, Improving Care Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America December 2012
Improving the Use of Antimicrobials to Treat Gram-Positive Infections: Encouraging Appropriate Use and Minimizing Antimicrobial Resistance Partners HealthCare System December 2012
Improving Management of Hospitalized Adults with Cellulitis or Cutaneous Abcess Baystate Medical Center, Inc December 2012
Using Web-Based Instruction Modules to Improve Practitioner Knowledge at Yale New Haven Hospital on the Prevention of Antimicrobial Resistance and Health-Care Associated Infections Yale New Haven Hospital December 2012
Surgical Resident and Staff Engagement in Quality Improvement Related to Surgical Site Infections: The Effect of Real-Time Feedback University of Cincinnati December 2012
Social Media as a tool for Antimicrobial Stewardship University of Chicago December 2012
De-escalation for Therapy of Patients at Low Risk for CA-MRSA Annenberg Center for Health Science December 2012


Project Title Organization Date of Approval
Improving Diagnosis and Management of Vulvovaginal Atrophy, a Health System Approach Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research NW December 2013
Promoting Evidence-Based Diagnosis and Management of Symptomatic Vulvovaginal Atrophy  in Primary Care Using an Electronic Patient Portal University of California, San Francisco December 2013
Raising Awareness - Starting the Conversation Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association of North America December 2013
Utilization of the Electronic Medical Record to Evaluate Vaginal Atrophy, Sexual Dysfunction, and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in a Geriatric MetroHealth June 2013
Management of Menopausal Symptoms Through the Use of Improved Data Gathering and Shared Decision Making American Academy of Family Physicians June 2013
Technology and Collaborative Care Improve the Use of Hormone Therapy in Postmenopausal Women Veterans South Florida VA Foundation for Research and Education June 2013
Virginia Women's Stroke Prevention Initiative University Health Services Professional Education Programs of Virginia Commonwealth University Health System December 2012
Improving the Identification of Women at Increased Risk for Stroke in an Urban Medical Center Wayne State University December 2012
Stroke Prevention in Healthcare Delivery EnviRonmEnts (SPHERE) Ohio State University December 2012
Impact of a Quality Improvement and Education Initiative on 'Appropriate' Use of Anticoagulant Therapy in Women with Atrial Fibrillation University of Cincinnati December 2012


Project Title Organization Date of Approval
International Quitline Institute (IQI) University of Washington December 2013
Cease Smoking Today (CS2day) Extension Application: Expanding into China California Academy of Family Physicians December 2013
Beyond the 5 A’s: Improving Cessation Interventions through Strengthened Training National Jewish Health June 2013
Integrating Tobacco Use and Dependence Treatment into Perinatal Substance Abuse Services Alliance for the Prevention and Treatment of Nicotine Addiction Corporation November 2012
Screening Brief Intervention Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for Tobacco Cessation in Healthcare Settings: Targeted Multidisciplinary Training for Medicaid Providers University of Maryland Baltimore County November 2012
Expanding Provider Education and Resource Training for Tobacco Cessation Hunterdon Medical Center Foundation November 2012
Improving Access to Counseling Tools and Increasing Competence, Confidence and Frequency of Smoking Cessation Interventions among Convenient Care Clinic Providers Foundation for HealthSMART Consumers December 2012
Bringing EX to a Million Hearts GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER November 2012
Incorporating Smoking Cessation into Behavioral Health Treatment Protocols University of Maryland Baltimore County November 2012
Improving Smoking Cessation Care for Hospitalized Patients in a Large Regional Healthcare Organization UPMC, University of Pittsburgh November 2012
A Statewide Implementation of the Treating Tobacco in Mental Health Settings Training University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey November 2012
Promote Active Recovery Online Training (On-PAR) Institute for Health and Recovery, Inc. December 2012
Restore Health: Multi-Disciplinary Tobacco Use Intervention Program Berkshire Medical Center November 2012
The Impact of Tobacco Cessation Services in a Primary Care Practice for the Severely and Persistently Mentally Ill Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center November 2012
Improving the Implementation Treatment of Tobacco Dependence in Oncology Care Sloan Kettering Institute for Cancer Research November 2012
Evaluating a Dental Tobacco Cessation System (DTCS) for Post-Doctoral Dental Students and Dental Residents Columbia University November 2012
Innovative Tobacco Control Educational Module for Residents in Surgical Specialties MAYO Clinic December 2012
Smoking Cessation for People with Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse Disorders: Expanding Capacity in Ohio’s Medicaid Health Homes CWRU-CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY November 2012
Reforming Inpatient Tobacco Treatment Aultman Hospital November 2012
Smoke Free Giant Eagle - Driving Smoking Cessation among Customers of a Regional Supermarket Chain Purdue University November 2012
Asking the Right Questions: Clinicians and Tobacco Cessation in the Clinical Encounter American Academy of Pediatrics November 2013
In-Patient Tobacco Cessation Program University of Washington, School of Medicine November 2012
Tobacco Cessation Intervention Project MultiCare Health Foundation November 2012
Closing the Loop: Assessing and Documenting Smoking Status after Discharge Providence Health & Services November 2012
Opportunities for Individuals who Experience Severe and Persistent Mental Illness to Collaborate with Healthcare Provider in Reducing Tobacco Consumption Mental Health America of Licking County November 2012
Change from within: Increasing Cardiologists' Engagement in Tobacco Cessation and Control World Heart Foundation November 2012
Living Tobacco Free St. Tammany Hospital Foundation November 2012
Implementation of TelASK Quit Connection IVR System in Charleston Area Hospitals Medical University of South Carolina November 2012
The Art of Quitting Memorial Foundation November 2012
Managing Nicotine Withdrawal in Medical and Surgical Patients University of Kentucky Research Foundation November 2012
Systematic Design of Patient and Staff Smoking Cessation Processes at State Operated Substance Abuse Facilities in North Carolina University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill November 2012
Tobacco Recovery and Wellness for the Behavioral Health Community University of Colorado, Denver November 2012
Office Champion's Smoking Cessation American Academy of Family Physicians November 2012
A Tobacco Cessation Continuity-of-Care Model for the Re-entry Population University of Colorado, Denver November 2012
Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter November 2012
Physicians and Community Together to Quit Glendale Adventist Medical Center December 2013
Smoking Intervention with Trauma Patients in the Emergency Department American College of Emergency Physicians November 2012
Increasing Cessation Access for All Nevadans: Reaching the Medicaid Population American Lung Association in Nevada November 2012
ITexas Tobacco Cessation Integration Project Association of Substance Abuse Programs of Texas November 2012
Increased Utilization of Quitline Services with Pharmacist Assistance in Integrated Health Settings University of Arizona November 2012
Trash The Ash San Jose City College November 2012
Vida Sana QUITS St. Francis Medical Center of Lynwood Foundation November 2012
Registered Nurses Referral to Quitlines: Helping Smokers Quit University of California Los Angeles November 2012