32nd Annual Conference

March 10-12, 2020

Minneapolis Convention Center, Minnesota

Implicit Bias Training and Its Impact on Eliminating Health Disparities in the Human Life Cycle

90-minute Workshops

Day 2

Session Code: S3-H
When: March 11, 2020
Location/Room: L100D
Level: Intermediate
Track: Healthcare
Presenters: Vivian Anugwom, Alliana Health  |  Jackie Thomas-Hall, Allina Health  |  James C. Burroughs II, Children’s Minnesota  |  Dr. Tamika Lasege, Children's Minnesota


Bias is a leading cause of disparities in health care and health outcomes, including disparities in late life and end-of-life care. In this session, Allina Health will: 1. share its “Health Equity & Action” (HEAL) strategy and framework to build the organization’s capabilities and capacity to identify, understand, prioritize and take action on prioritized clinical disparities; 2. provide an overview of a HEAL project aimed at addressing disparities in referral to hospice amongst African American patients; and 3. highlight a key component of the project, “Implicit Bias Training for Providers.”

Learning Outcomes
  • Understand how Allina is identifying, understanding, prioritizing, addressing and monitoring health disparities
  • Define bias and its impact on health disparities
  • Understand the role of cultural norms and cross-cultural communication in conversations about serious illness and end-of-life care

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