The Foundation provides support for continuing education programs to further address patient-centered care in the community setting.

Learn to Motivate Patients with comMIt™

Comprehensive Motivational Interviewing Training (comMIt™) is an online program that trains health care professionals in the art of motivational interviewing. This 8-hour course, which utilizes interactive, narrated slides and patient cases, can be found on the NACDS Foundation Education Portal.


Motivational interviewing is a patient-centered form of counseling promoting positive attitudes and actions about health care. Specifically, the program enables health care providers to engage patients in controlling any conditions they may have while also encouraging them to maximize ways to stay healthy.

Pharmacists have found that motivational interviewing techniques can help facilitate positive behavior change among patients, such as taking medication as prescribed, thereby reducing medication non-adherence.

Apply to Become a Faculty Scholar

The NACDS Foundation Faculty Scholars Program is designed to educate aspiring faculty at US schools and colleges of pharmacy about effective and meaningful community pharmacy-based patient research.

Each scholar designs and implements a patient-focused research project conducted in a community pharmacy setting. Applicants are expected to identify a research mentor and small working group at their own school/college of pharmacy who will foster interactive discussion and peer critique as their project progresses.

The NACDS Foundation strives to connect faculty scholars with as many resources as possible, both from a research and patient-care standpoint. The scholars have many opportunities to meet leaders in community healthcare and education.