Implicit and Unconscious Bias in Healthcare Course

The Implicit and Unconscious Bias in Healthcare course is a three-hour health equity skills program for practitioners interested in bias training in public health.

Participants will:

  • Develop an understanding of all forms of bias in the workplace,
  • Enhance their public health, health equity, and community capacity building skills
  • Apply best practices to promote awareness and labeling of bias, and for implementing structural changes in the delivery of equitable, quality healthcare.

Background

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 course serves as an avenue for participants to receive such training, and develop skills applicable to address enhanced public health guidelines and work focused on health equity.

Objectives

At the end of this interactive course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the concepts of unconscious and implicit bias
  • Differentiate types of biases
  • Directly support creating an inclusive environment
  • Discuss counterproductive implicit bias and microaggression actions
  • Lead employees through Implementation of new bias policies
  • Understand how biases can influence workplace decisions and interactions
  • Understand how to recognize personal biases and make more informed decisions
  • Better explore the relationship between implicit bias, diversity, equity and 
  • Negotiate bystander situations
  • Introduce health equity techniques to address bias

Instructors

The training sessions will feature faculty, researchers, and practitioners affiliated with the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Questions

If you have questions about this program and opportunities for training, send us an email at thecollaborative@umich.edu.