LGBTQ Cultural-Competency for Pharmacists

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Limited access to inclusive, affirming health care combined with exposure to stigmatizing and discriminatory experiences has resulted in multiple health
disparities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people. As key members of the clinical team, pharmacists are uniquely positioned to
improve medication treatment outcomes, and as a result, facilitate achievement of optimal health for their LGBTQ patients.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledg-based activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Explain health disparities among the LGBTQ population.
  2. Define cultural competence and cultural humility.
  3. Use inclusive and affirming language when interacting with LGBTQ patients.
  4. Describe the role of the pharmacist in the care of LGBTQ patients.
  5. List three characteristics of an inclusive and welcoming environment for LGBTQ patients.

Activity Type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
Learning Level: 1

Accreditation Information

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours of CPE credit (0.20 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-20-242-H04-P/T.  

To obtain credit for LGBTQ Cultural-Competency for Pharmacists, complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, complete the evaluation, 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.

APhA's continuing pharmacy education policy allows two opportunities to successfully complete the continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that the questions may not appear in the same order as printed and only two attempts to pass the assessment will be granted.  The current policy of the APhA Education Department is to not release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.

Initial release date: Sepetmber 1, 2020
Expiration date: September 1, 2023 - No credit can be earned after this date


LGBTQ Cultural-Competency for Pharmacists is a home-study continuing education activity for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians developed by the American Pharmacists Association. © 2020 American Pharmacists Association


Rhonda Schwindt, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, Juan Carlos Venis, MD, MPH, 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 complete staff disclosures, please see the Education and Accreditation Information section at


There is no fee associated with this activity for members of the American Pharmacists Association. There is a $25 fee for nonmembers.

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# 0202-0000-20-242-H04-P 0.2 CEUs September 01, 2020 - September 01, 2023
ACPE# 0202-0000-20-242-H04-T 0.2 CEUs September 01, 2020 - September 01, 2023