Recognizing, Combating, and Addressing Implicit Bias, 12/9/23


Meets the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs requirement for implicit bias training.

Beginning on June 1, 2022, and for every renewal thereafter, an applicant for license or registration renewal must have completed a minimum of 1 hour of implicit bias training for each year of the applicant's license or registration cycle.

About the Course
This introductory and multimedia webinar is appropriate for all healthcare professionals. The course consists of a 40 minute engaging presentation on everyday unconscious biases and how they impact our thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors. Following the presentation will be a 15-minute Q&A session with a national expert in bias training. Implicit bias comes from the unconscious mind. At the core are our unintentional thoughts and behaviors. By learning about bias and the triggers that impact our awareness and actions, we are able to make purposeful steps toward improving how we listen and provide care to others. This course demonstrates how bias differs from other prejudices as well as provides strategies for reducing thoughts and actions of bias by using select and purposeful techniques.

This interactive 1-hour implicit bias training provides historical context of race and its relationship to the development of racial implicit bias. You will be presented with a self-assessment to gauge your understanding of the topic before and after the training, and will have the opportunity to ask the presenter questions.

Important Information
Per the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Public Health Code rule, this training is in addition to any continuing education requirements required for renewal. Please see our MI Implicit Bias FAQ page for more details.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate how bias differs from other prejudices.
  • Illustrate why implicit bias is of interest currently in society including corporate influences, legal influences, and COVID and healthcare.
  • Illustrate select variables of bias including individual characteristics, society characteristics, and healthcare characteristics.
  • Apply select strategies for reducing thoughts and actions of bias using techniques such as mindfulness, individualization, and self-education.

About the Author
Jennefer Witter, is the chief executive officer and founder of The Boreland Group Inc., an 18-year-old boutique public relations firm headquartered in New York City. The agency specializes in women-led and minority-owned businesses. A published author, Jennefer is an in-demand public speaker, who has given talks at TedX Albany, The Brookings Institute, Columbia University and Business School, The Durst Corporation, and Brown Brothers Harriman, among others. 

Target Audience: Nurses, Physicians, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Dentists, Respiratory Therapists, Massage Therapists, Social Workers, Counselors, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians,

Activity Type: Knowledge

For Physicians:
Accreditation Statement
InforMed is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
InforMed designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dentists: AGD code 770

For Pharmacists:


Colibri Healthcare, LLC. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing ph