How Bias Creates a Public Health Crisis… Despite Our Best Intentions
With the steady rise of the U.S. population and the expected increase in communities of color, the need to address health disparities has never been more urgent. However, research shows that implicit and conscious bias in health care systems adversely impact all aspects of health care including access, safety, quality and mortality. Despite our best intentions to address inequitable outcomes in health care, we are unintentionally putting our patients at risk due to the widespread presence of bias. In this highly interactive session, participants will learn how bias creates a public health crisis, particularly in the wake of COVID-19, and explore practical actions that can be taken to mitigate the adverse effects of bias in health care.