Deconstructing Systemic Racism: Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Pharmacy

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In 2020, we have seen a reignited, worldwide public discussion unfold about racial inequity and systemic racism. As pharmacists and pharmacy staff, it is crucial not only to understand these issues, but also to recognize scenarios and strategies to actively combat racism.

An expert in the field discusses the impact of racial disparities on health outcomes. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are encouraged to participate in this accredited eLearning activity to learn about the history of how we got to this point in society, and how the construct of race manifests in every area of our lives, including health care. By gaining a better understanding of social determinants of health and acknowledging the racial disparities that exist in health care, pharmacy staff can play a vital role in addressing and combating systemic racism.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this application-based activity, pharmacists will be able to:

  • Define SDOH, systemic racism, racial injustice, health equity, and health disparities.
  • Review the impact of racial injustice on patient health outcomes.
  • Demonstrate the impact of racial injustice through patient cases.
  • Discuss effective strategies on how to best address racial injustice.

At the completion of this application-based activity, pharmacy technicians will be able to:

  • Define SDOH, systemic racism, racial injustice, health equity, and health disparities.
  • Review the impact of racial injustice on patient health outcomes.
  • Demonstrate the impact of racial injustice through patient cases.

Activity type: Application-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians 
Learning Level: 2

Accreditation Information

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The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The following education course is approved for 1.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.1 CEU). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-21-122-H04-P/T. 

To obtain credit for completing Deconstructing Systemic Racism: Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Pharmacy, 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 pharmacist.com username and password to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.

APhA continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete this continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the assessment a third time. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to 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: February 24, 2021
Expiration date: February 24, 2024 - No credit can be earned after this date

Development

Deconstructing Systemic Racism: Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Pharmacy is an activity for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians developed by the American Pharmacists Association. © 2021 American Pharmacists Association

Disclosures

Lakesha M. Butler, PharmD, BCPS 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 www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures

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. 

Fee*

There is no fee associated with this activity for APhA members. In 30 days after initial release, nonmembers may purchase this e-learning activity 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# 0202-0000-21-122-H04-P 0.1 CEUs February 24, 2021 - February 24, 2024
ACPE# 0202-0000-21-122-H04-T 0.1 CEUs February 24, 2021 - February 24, 2024