The state of Michigan is currently undertaking a major effort to address implicit bias in its health care sector.
More than 400,000 current health care providers and clinicians and 30,000 new licensees will take part in the training.
Over the eight-week period, they researched examples of other states’ implicit bias training programs, discussed proposed training requirements, and developed recommendations.
MDHHS takes the leadAlthough the current work to implement a statewide implicit bias training model for health care workers is a major step forward, the need for implicit bias training has long been established in Michigan and across the nation.
“Implicit bias training is a very important first step but it is just that: a first step.