Michigan Health Council Provides Free Educational Series to Address Health Equity and Implicit Bias

Supporting health equity is a top priority for Michigan Health Council (MHC). We recognize the importance of supporting underserved populations in the state and are committed to sharing information and creating resources intended to help. Starting today, we’ll be sharing a new series of educational content regarding health equity, health literacy, and implicit bias.

The MHC Implicit Bias Series will be a collection of learning modules intended to address biases around race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, age, and other demographic groups who often fall through the cracks of healthcare systems in Michigan and beyond.

Understanding implicit bias and health equity is especially critical now as we’ve seen higher rates of COVID-19 cases among people of color and a near double mortality rate among Black and Latino people who contract the virus.

Last month, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Directive No. 2020-7 to begin addressing racial disparities in Michigan’s health care system through implicit bias training. The Implicit Bias Series is available free of charge to health care students, professionals, and anyone interested in learning more about implicit bias prior to, or in supplement of, formal training.

This series will be available exclusively in ACEMAPP, a collaborative platform for health care education, recruitment, and professional development. The first learning module, titled “Implicit Bias: Race”, is available starting today!

To view the first learning module of the series, simply create an account at acemapp.org to visit the ACEMAPP library.  Search the “implicit bias” tag to show all available modules in the series.

If you have any questions regarding the series or creating your ACEMAPP account, please contact our support team at [email protected] or 844-223-4292.