Racial Trauma and the Utility of Mindfulness to Ease the Pain

Activity Preview

Racial trauma has long lasting effects on mental and physical wellbeing of the marginalized groups. Since the COVID 19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter Movement, systemic racism and racial trauma are being brought into mainstream media and are gaining national attention. These marginalized groups that experienced racial trauma need proper coping mechanisms, especially now that the COVID 19 pandemic has disrupted people’s natural routines in life. Mindfulness has been evaluated as being an appropriate technique for racial trauma, but how do you start the process of mindfulness and what does it do? Learners are encouraged to enroll in this 1-hour activity to learn about the traumatic impact of systemic racism on the body and the utility of mindfulness to ease the pain.

This activity is part III of a 3-part webinar series on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review the impact of racial trauma on the marginalized communities.
  • Recognize the utility of mindfulness in addressing racial trauma.
  • Identify appropriate techniques and strategies to beginning mindfulness practice.

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 education course is approved for 1.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.1 CEU). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-21-323-H04-P. 

To obtain credit for completing Racial Trauma and the Utility of Mindfulness to Ease the Pain, 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: September 15, 2021
Expiration date: September 15, 2024 - No credit can be earned after this date


Racial Trauma and the Utility of Mindfulness to Ease the Pain is an activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association. © 2021 American Pharmacists Association


Charisse Johnson, PharmD; Trymaine Donyeill Gaither; 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 Daniel Zlott, PharmD, BCOP, Senior Vice President, Education & Business Development at the American Pharmacists Association. 


There is no fee associated with this activity for current 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# 0202-0000-21-323-H04-P 0.1 CEUs September 15, 2021 - September 15, 2024