Health Inequities Magnified: How the Pandemic Impacts the Most Vulnerable

August 20, 2020
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. ET

Hosted by the Health Disparities and Cultural Competence SIG.

Health inequities across communities impact population health, causing disparities and predisposing communities to diseases where the root causes stem from social determinants of health. In order to mitigate the impacts of inequities, it is important for pharmacists to acknowledge and recognize how systems contribute to inequities so that we can practice truly patient-centered care. As educators, training generations of pharmacists must include this conversation on how students and educators alike can work together to empower patients while dismantling structures and policies that contribute to health inequity. 


  1. Describe how health inequities are impacted by social determinants of health
  2. Identify examples of how structural inequities have impacted community health
  3. Identify how inequities have been magnified by the global pandemic
  4. Provide examples of opportunities for educators to bring awareness to health inequity within remote learning


Sally Arif, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Midwestern University, Chicago College of Pharmacy 


Vibhuti Arya, PharmD, MPH 
Associate Clinical Professor
St. John’s University
Clinical Advisor, Policy, Resilience, and Response
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Manouchkathe Cassagnol, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP, AACC 
Associate Clinical Professor
Assistant Dean, Service Programs
Director, Academic Center for Equity and Inclusion
St. John’s University

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