Understanding Implicit Bias in Healthcare


About the Course 
The purpose of this course is to provide a historical context of race and racism and its relationship to the development of racial implicit bias. The development of implicit bias will be discussed along with research demonstrating the impact of implicit bias on the clinical encounter. Recommendations for mitigating implicit bias are offered.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize how the history of race in America informs the development of racism
  • Explain the definition of implicit bias and how it differs from explicit bias
  • Describe factors that contribute to the development of implicit bias
  • Describe research related to the impact of implicit bias on the delivery of healthcare
  • Describe the relationship between racial implicit bias and healthcare disparities
  • Describe strategies to mitigate the impact of implicit bias in decision making

About the Author
Benjamin D. Reese, Jr.,PsyD, is a clinical psychologist with over 50 years of work on issues of race, diversity and implicit bias. He was formerly the Vice President for Institutional Equity and Chief Diversity Officer for Duke university and the Duke University Health System. He is currently the President and CEO of BenReese, LLC, a global diversity, inclusion and antiracism company working with organizations in the U.S. and around the world.

How to Receive Credit

  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 1-hour commitment of time.
  • Complete a mandatory test (a passing score of 75% is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest* 
Planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. 
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Accreditations and Approvals
Colibri Healthcare, LLC (formerly Elite Professional Education, LLC), Provider Number 1147, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 5/5/2023 – 5/5/2026.