Advancing Racial Justice in Patient Care Encounters—Yes We Can!

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Systemic racism is linked to a wide range of poorer health outcomes among marginalized communities in the United States. Addressing racial injustice as a strategy to improve health outcomes has been described as an “urgent public health emergency." Through case examples, learn how to recognize and address stereotypes and implicit bias, identify social determinants of health, and connec patients with community resources, 

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss strategies to identify and address implicit biases.
  • Identify the impact of social determinants of health on patient outcomes.
  • Explain how to connect patients with community resources that can help address barriers to patient care.
  • Describe communication strategies for developing rapport and trust.

Activity Type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists
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 1.0 contact hours of CPE credit (0.10 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-21-220-H04-P.  

To obtain credit for Advancing Racial Justice in Patient Care Encounters—Yes We Can!, 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: June 1, 2021
Expiration date: June 1, 2024 - No credit can be earned after this date


Advancing Racial Justice in Patient Care Encounters—Yes We Can!, is a home-study continuing education activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association. © 2021 American Pharmacists Association

Advisory Board

Sandra Leal, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA, CDCES, Tabula Rasa HealthCare, Tucson, Arizona


Judy Lofton, MS, Sandra Leal, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA, CDCES  and APhA 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# 0202-0000-21-220-H04-P 0.1 CEUs June 01, 2021 - June 01, 2024