Pharmacists on High Alert for Human Trafficking

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Human trafficking occurs in a variety of communities and settings all across the United States. Over 80% of surviving victims of human trafficking report receiving health care while they were trafficked, but pharmacists are missing the warning signs. This program has been designed to inform pharmacists of the red flags or potential indicators that a patient may be a trafficking victim. In this webinar, two pharmacists who have published on the role of pharmacists in identifying human trafficking and supporting trafficking victims will discuss how pharmacists can be utilized to detect trafficking victims and recommend ways to safely intervene. 

Learning Objectives 

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. List the common characteristics associated with the major types of human trafficking.
  2. Describe how to identify, question, and safely intervene with a potential trafficking victim who presents to the pharmacy.
  3. List resources for those being trafficked as well as those identified to be in vulnerable situations.
  4. Explain what the key assumptions – also known as the “Four R’s” – are in a trauma-informed approach are and how they relate to pharmacy practice.
  5. Discuss the major signs that a pharmacy patient might be a victim of trafficking.
Activity type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists 

Learning Level: 2

Accreditation Information


The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The following archived webinar is approved for 1.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.1 CEU). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-20-181-H04-P. 

To obtain credit for completing Pharmacists on High Alert for Human Trafficking,  participants will need to watch the archived webinar, complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, complete the evaluation questions, and then CLAIM credit. Participants need to have a valid username and password to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.    

Initial release date: May 20, 2020

Expiration date: May 20, 2023 


Pharmacists on High Alert for Human Trafficking is an activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association.


Laura Palombi, PharmD, MPH, MAT; Hannah Van Ochten, PharmD;  and APhA’s editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, visit the APhA website at

Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, BA, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, Director of Content Development & Partnership at the American Pharmacists Association. 


There is no fee associated with this activity for APhA members. 

This home-study  is available to APhA members ONLY, as a free member benefit.  Thirty days after release, nonmembers can purchase the home study at a cost of $129.*

System Requirements

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements in order to have a positive learning experience.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-20-181-H04-P 0.1 CEUs May 20, 2020 - May 20, 2023