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Implicit Bias in Public Health Practice (On Demand)
The field of public health increasingly focuses on health equity and population health outcomes. While systemic factors are major drivers of inequities, what is the role of the individual? This recorded webinar will introduce the idea of implicit bias and how it is relevant to all public health professionals, regardless of discipline or role in an agency. Participants will learn key definitions, examine data showing the implications of implicit bias in public health, and discuss some strategies to prevent it. Ultimately, no matter how well-intended, we all have some biases we can address to improve our positive impact on population health and on each other.
Public health professionals in all settings, including governmental public health, non-profits, health systems, etc. as well as across disciplines, whether health education, nursing, environmental health, leadership, etc.
- Define implicit bias and its relation to public health practice.
- Reflect on personal and professional biases.
- Introduce bias busting techniques.
Denise Evans, MM, MA,Certified Facilitator in Cultural Intelligence and Unconscious Bias, Consult Me, LLC. and Project Coordinator, Strong Beginnings-Healthy Start, Spectrum Health
Continuing Education Credit
1.0 CHES Category I CECH available for $3
(This will be made available for purchase after completing the free course)
The Michigan Public Health Training Center is a designated provider (ID# 99038) of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
Phoebe Kulik, MPH, CHES; Denise Evans, MM, MA
The Region V Public Health Training Center is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31684 Public Health Training Centers ($924,899). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by Region V PHTC, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
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