Diversity in Pharmacy

ICHP’s Educational Affairs Division held a 3-part Diversity in Pharmacy webinar series in the Fall of 2020. As one of the outcomes of that experience, ICHP created this Diversity in Pharmacy webpage where we will share resources on diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Please forward any related resources you would like us to consider sharing to members@ichpnet.org with Diversity in the subject line. New information will be posted on this webpage as available, so please check back often.

DEI Committee - NEW in 2023

The newly created ICHP DEI Committee now meets on the third Thursday of every month. 

2023 Chair - Lalita Prasad-Reddy, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCACP, CDCES, FCCP (she/her/hers)

If you have any suggestions on policies, education, events, etc. that you would like the DEI Committee to consider, or you would like more information on the DEI Committee, please email us at members@ichpnet.org with DEI in the subject line. 


November 22, 2022 - President Denise Kolanczyk announced that the ICHP Board unanimously approved the creation of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee on November 5, 2022.This will present ICHP members with opportunities to come together and lead our organization into the future. Further details will be communicated in the months ahead about becoming involved in this new opportunity.


ACPE Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) Resources for planning continuing pharmacy education activities. Link: ACPE DEI Resources

Harvard Business Review article, September-October 2022, "The Surprising Benefits of Work Life Support", by Alexandra Kalev & Frank Dobbin. Presents information and statistics on the positive impact of flextime on organizational diversity.

Recommended reading: Cultures of Belonging: Building Inclusive Organizations That Last, by Alida Miranda-Wolff, HarperCollins Leadership, 2022. Available on Amazon.com. This resource was used to guide discussion at the ICHP Leadership Retreat in November 2022.

ICHP KeePosted News Journal article, November 2020, "Let's Talk About It: Health Equity, Racism, and Cultural Humility" by Klodiana Myftari, PharmD, BCACP and Sally Arif, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP.

Chicago Tribune article on Bias in Health Care: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-health-care-racism-george-floyd-implicit-bias--20200813-nxrujltiyvg37pks2hyf6iwb7m-story.html

Implicit Bias Test

Dark Room Methodology: Bringing Light to Structural Racism | Vibhuti Arya | TEDxRutgers

What is the definition of microaggression? https://youtu.be/bjzWENcW6NQ

Say what?! Small slights...big impact https://youtu.be/f83xc1sM_j4

How unintentional but insidious bias can be most harmful https://youtu.be/mgvjnxr6OCE

David Sedaris says don't confuse mistakes for microaggressions https://youtu.be/xKDW-MQR-QI

Archive - ICHP Diversity in Webinar Series