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Implicit Bias in Public Health Practice (On Demand-No CE)

Started Mar 3, 2021


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PLEASE NOTE: No CE or certificate are available in this free version of the course.

If you are seeking CE or a certificate of completion, you will need to enroll in the paid CE version:

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.

This training was not developed to meet MI LARA implicit bias requirements for healthcare workers.


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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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


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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