AACP's Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Antiracism
Members of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy are comprised of educators, researchers, and health care professionals. We share in our commitment towards diversity, accessibility, justice, equity and inclusion. Further, we seek measures to eradicate all forms of racism; systemic and structural. Our active pursuits will lead to best practices in promoting racial equity while addressing diminished health disparities.
Please contact AACP's DEIA Committee with any questions, comments, or suggestions
AACP Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-racism Committee Charter
- AACP affirms its commitment to foster an inclusive community and leverage diversity of thought, background, perspective, and experience to advance pharmacy education and improve health.
Confronting Racial Injustice
- Amidst a national reckoning that the time for change is long overdue, pharmacy schools are taking concrete steps to contend with the role that systemic racism plays in health disparities.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Initiatives
- AACP has focused on a number of initiatives to advance EDI in the academy
Strategic Priority #3: Leading Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-racism (DEIA) Efforts
- AACP and its members are committed to the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, justice, and anti-racism. The association recognizes that to help diminish health disparities and promote health equity, it must work intentionally and courageously to eradicate structural and systemic racism, including that which may be found in academic pharmacy. The initiatives outlined in this priority provide an initial, multi-pronged approach for AACP and its members to both begin and continue their efforts of creating academic environments that are welcoming to all.
Below are links to resources related to creating inclusive learning environments and teaching in increasingly diverse classrooms.
- Yale University Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning
- University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning & Teaching
- Cornell University Center for Teaching Innovation
Pursuing Racial Equity
- American Public Health Association (APHA): APHA's six-part webinar series, Advancing Racial Equity, explores efforts to address systems, policies, and practices designed to limit and shape opportunities for people of color.
- National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA): The NPhA has created a list of anti-racism resources. This list is intended to help pharmacists and other healthcare professions learn, develop, and grow in the area of racism.
- Pharmacy Times: Conversations about structural racism are uncomfortable. That’s the point.
- University of Nebraska–Lincoln: The Univesity of Nebraska–Lincoln has compiled a list of racial equity resources. This list includes books, articles/journals, websites, television/video segments, documentaries/movies, and podcasts
Activities and Events
- Challenges & Solutions for Diverse Learners in a Remote Educational Environment
- Hidden Diversity: Secondary Dimensions of Diversity for Professional Belonging
- Mistrust in the US Healthcare System Among Marginalized Groups
- The Alphabet Soup of LGBTQ+; Faculty Development in Superior Skills for Diversity
- Xenophobia in Healthcare: A Focus on Immigrant Health & Culture
Data and Reports
- National Pharmacist Workforce Study: The National Pharmacist Workforce Study (NPWS) provides an update on the pharmacist workforce and examines changes from previous studies.
- Pharmacy Faculty Demographics and Salaries: In the Roster and Faculty Salary Survey, AACP asks schools to report demographic, contact and salary information for all full-time faculty, contracted part-time faculty, emeriti, administrators and professional staff.
- Student Applications, Enrollments and Degrees Conferred: These surveys gather information on an institution's application pool, enrollments and degrees conferred. The data from these surveys are published annually within the Profile of Pharmacy Students.