Implicit Bias: Uncovering Our Blind Spots

Archive available now: Implicit Bias; Uncovering Our Blind Spots

Original date: February, 15, 2017.

Time: 2:00 PM ET

This webinar is designed to promote awareness and understanding of implicit bias in our everyday interactions, such as the media, criminal justice, and hiring, along with an overview of microaggressions, microassaults, microinsults, and microinvalidations.

Following this session, participants will be able to:

•    Identify implicit bias in various settings
•    Recognize microaggressions, microassaults, microsinsults, and microinvalidations
•    Discuss implicit bias as a contributing factor to health and healthcare disparities
•    Mitigate implicit bias with debiasing techniques.

In preparation for this session, participants are strongly encouraged to visit Project Implicit and complete several of the Implicit Association Tests (IATs): under “Social Attitudes” continue as a guest and click “Go”. Complete the “Race IAT” and at least 2 other IATs of your choice.

About our speaker:

Cheri C. Wilson, MA, MHS, CPHQ is a nationally recognized diversity and inclusion, cultural and linguistic competence, and health equity subject matter expert, who is also a highly regarded public speaker and trainer. She served as the Director, Corporate Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health, the largest health system in New Jersey. In May 2010, Ms. Wilson was appointed a Faculty Research Associate in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions and was promoted to Assistant Scientist in February 2014. Previously, she was an Acting Assistant Director of the Quality Improvement Department at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Ms. Wilson is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), a Past President of the Maryland Association for Healthcare Quality (MAHQ) (2009), and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. She is particularly interested in health and healthcare disparities and health equity as they relate to racial/ethnic, language, and gender and sexual minorities and the provision of culturally competent patient-centered care in language understandable to all patients.


Webinar: Fatality Review of Deaths of Infants

The National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention will host the webinar Fatality Review of Deaths of Infants, Children and Youth with Disabilities and Special Health Care Needs. The webinar is scheduled for February 8, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST

To register:

Approximately one-fifth of the cases reviewed by the Child Death Review (CDR) teams and entered into the CDR-Case Reporting System are deaths of children with disabilities and/or special health care needs. Infants and children with disabilities/special health care needs have different risks for death than their peers without these conditions. To conduct effective reviews of such deaths, CDR and FIMR teams need knowledge of disability/special health care needs in order to determine what role, if any, the disability/special health care needs played in the death.

Introduction: Diane Pilkey,* RN, MPH, Senior Nurse Consultant at the Maternal and Child Health Bureau/ Health Resources and Services Administration and the federal project officer for the National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention cooperative agreement.

Moderator: Faith Vos Winkel,* MSW, Assistant Child Advocate, Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate and Coordinator of Connecticut CFR program.

Guest Speaker: Joan A. Scott,* MS, CGC, Acting Director, Division of Children with Special Health Needs, Maternal and Child Health Bureau/Health Resources and Services Administration.

Speaker: Linda Potter,* JD, Associate Director, National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention.

The webinar will be recorded and posted with the slides on the NCFRP website:

Produce of the Month: A Health Education Pilot Program in an American Islamic Muslim School

January 26, 2017
2:00 pm ET

Nutrition is vital to promote health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases and obesity. PPE reinforces educational and environmental approaches to improve nutrition and physical activity on campuses, but what about working with those in unfamiliar or diverse communities? During this webinar, PPEs and public health workers will learn trust building strategies and community -engaged approaches to address the educational, institutional, and other population-based intervention strategies to improve food security and reduce obesity.

Originally developed by the Southern Nevada Health District, Produce of the Month (POM) is a 50-minute, four session in-school initiative to promote fruit and vegetable consumption among children, that was modified to be culturally, religiously and age appropriate in a Muslim school setting.

Shawnta Jackson, MPH, will discuss how a team of Muslim and non-Muslim educators from University of Maryland’s Center for Health Equity used a community-based participatory approach to build trust with teachers, staff and parents and successfully adapt, pilot and evaluate the modified program. POM’s recruitment and consent processes, and results from the identical pre- and post-assessments, lessons learned and recommendations will also be discussed.


Shawnta Jackson, MPH, Community Health Program Manager
Maryland Center for Health Equity  – University of Maryland, College Park School of Public Health

Intimate Partner Violence and Pregnancy

You can access the slides here: 

Date & Time: Wednesday, January 18th 2017; 10-11:30am Pacific, 12-1:30pm Central, 1-2:30pm Eastern

Description: IPV has been associated with poor pregnancy weight gain, infection, anemia, tobacco use, still birth, pelvic fracture, placental abruption, fetal injury,preterm delivery, and low birth weight. In addition, the severity of violence may sometimes escalate during pregnancy or the postpartum period. High rates of birth control sabotage and pregnancy pressure and coercion abusive relationships are correlated with unintended pregnancies. Learn about the impact of IPV on pregnancy and the role health care providers, advocates and partnerships can play in helping women navigate a safe and healthy pregnancy.

Speaker: Diana Cheng, MD

Dr. Cheng currently serves as a consultant for women’s health programs and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She is also a senior associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Cheng recently retired from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene where she was the medical director of perinatal and women’s health. She is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed a residency ob/gyn. She was a general ob/gyn practitioner in Seattle prior to her work in public health