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.

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