Mitigating Unconscious Bias in Healthcare: A Workshop for Clinical Providers
The New York State Family Planning Training Center hosted four regional, in-person workshops on Mitigating Unconscious Bias in Healthcare for staff who provide clinical services at Family Planning Program (FPP) provider organizations. Participants in the workshop strengthened their capacity and skills talking about race, mitigating bias, and implementing strategies that advance health equity. Workshops were facilitated by Dr. Uché Blackstock, MD, CEO/Founder of Advancing Health Equity, LLC.
The objectives for participants were to be able to:
- Describe the impact of structural racism on reproductive health outcomes, historically and in the present-day.
- Identify how unconscious bias, a type of oppression, influences communication and clinical decision-making with clients.
- Use practical strategies to mitigate the detrimental effects of unconscious bias in their interactions with clients.