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Bias in the Health Care System: Part One  

October 11, 2023, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET 

Racial and ethnic inequities in health care can emerge from both conscious and unconscious biases of health care providers, in addition to other structural and systemic factors. Efforts to address biases through diversity, equity, and inclusion training have sometimes been controversial, with lawsuits aiming to eliminate such training programs from health professions graduate education. The issues have greater salience in the wake of the Supreme Court decision that ruled race-conscious admissions policies unconstitutional. In this webinar, panelists discussed the state of research on provider biases, potential intervention strategies to increase awareness of biases in clinical encounters, and areas where more research is needed to advance equity in health care. Participants learned about the steps needed to advance research, as well as the kinds of outcomes that can be desired and expected from training initiatives. Panelists included noted researchers Lisa Cooper of John Hopkins University School of Medicine, John Dovidio of Yale University Institute for Social and Policy Studies, and Nao Hagiwara of Virginia Commonwealth University, moderated by Brian Smedley of the Urban Institute.  

GIH will convene a follow-up discussion after this webinar on October 25 at 2:00 p.m. ET.