The Implicit and Unconscious Bias in Healthcare course is a health equity skills program for practitioners interested in bias training in public health.
Course Training Goals:
● Develop an understanding of all forms of bias in the workplace
● Enhance their public health, health equity, and community capacity building skills
● Describe best practices to promote awareness and labeling of bias, and implement structural changes in the delivery of equitable, quality healthcare
The racial and ethnic makeup of the population in the United States is constantly shifting, becoming more diverse. Such a change has yielded a need for workforce more focused on health equity principles and practice. Productivity, turnover, and quality care are all connected to bias in a number of ways. Organizations looking to maximize employee and team productivity, and minimize turnover and low-quality care, should focus on removing bias from organizational culture and climate.
The Implicit and Unconscious Bias in Healthcare live, interactive course serves as an opportunity for participants to receive such training, and develop skills applicable to address enhanced public health guidelines and work focused on health equity.
At the end of this training, participants will be able to:
● Define the concepts of unconscious and implicit bias
● Differentiate types of implicit biases
● Support creating an inclusive environment
● Discuss counterproductive implicit bias and microaggression actions
● Explain strategies to lead employees through the implementation of new anti-bias policies
● Describe how biases can influence workplace decisions and interactions
● Discuss how personal biases impact decision making
● Explore the relationship between implicit bias, diversity, and equity
● Describe how to negotiate bystander situations
● Explain health equity techniques to address bias
This course is open to clinicians and non-clinical health professionals. Participants must:
● Have a working knowledge of healthcare data and its use
● Willingly take and share personality test results within the course
● Demonstrate interest in health equity, health disparities, or public health through academics, work experience, extracurricular activities
Requirements for Completion:
- Sign in no later than 10 minutes after start and actively participate in the session.
- Complete the post-training evaluation no later than 1 week after the training.
2.0 contact hours of CE is pending for nurses, social workers, and mental health professionals.
The Michigan Public Health Training Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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Co-sponsored by the Region V Public Health Training Center