Available Until 11/14/2023

Dismantling Structural Racism in Pharmacy: Why it Matters to Our Underrepresented Minority Community

A product of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists Education Center (SIDPEC) 

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NOTE: If you attended this live CE activity that was held on November 14, 2020 at the SIDP Annual Meeting AND received CE credit (i.e. a pharmacist CE statement with ACPE Universal Activity Number 0221-9999-20-516-L04-P), you are NOT eligible to also receive CE credit for this home-study activity.


This activity will provide key definitions as a basis for discussion of systemic and structural racism in communities and the pharmacy profession. A case study will be used highlight aspects of this topic and focus on ways to improve the health of the community through diversity, equity and inclusion.

This is a featured CE activity on the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists Education Center (SIDPEC) website. SIDPEC is the educational hub of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP). The SIDPEC portal provides educational activities on infectious disease pharmacotherapy for clinical pharmacists, health‐systems pharmacists, community pharmacists, and other allied‐health disciplines.

Learning Objectives

The target audience for this activity is pharmacists. At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify aspects of systemic and structural racism.
  • Discuss systemic and structural racism as it relates to the pharmacy profession.
  • Explain how diversity, equity, and inclusion may eliminate racial inequities and improve the health of the community.


Lakesha M. Butler, PharmD
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville


Release Date: November 14, 2020
Expiration Date: November 14, 2023


ACPE LogoThis activity is jointly provided by ProCE, LLC and the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists. ProCE, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0221-9999-20-516-H04-P has been assigned to this home-study knowledge-based activity. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU) in states that recognize ACPE providers. The activity is provided at no cost to participants. Statements of completion will be issued online at www.ProCE.com upon completion of the evaluation and post-test with a score of 70% or higher. Proof of completion will be posted in NABP CPE Monitor profiles. No partial credit will be given.


It is the policy of ProCE, LLC to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its continuing education activities. Faculty must disclose to participants any significant financial interest or affiliation with companies that manufacture or market products discussed in this activity. Lakesha Butler has no relevant commercial or financial relationships to disclose.


No external support has been received for this activity.

The material presented in this CE activity does not reflect the views of ProCE, LLC or the commercial sponsor. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.