​Implicit Bias​​

Public Health - Implicit Bias Training and the Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities

 Excerpt - -  April 1, 2022

This bill requires applicants for the renewal of a license or certificate issued by a health occupations board to attest to the completion of an approved implicit bias training program the first time they renew their license or certificate after April 1, 2022.​ 

The Cultural and Linguistic Health Care Professional Competency Program is already required to establish and provide an evidence-based implicit bias training programs for health care professionals involved in perinatal care. Senate Bill 5 / House Bill 28  in coordination with OMHHD, and the Health Occupation Boards, are required to identify and approve implicit bias training programs that are recognized by a health occupations board or accredited by ACCME that are available for all 20 health occupations boards with a diverse range of licensees and certificate holders. 

What is Implicit Bias?

Senate Bill 5 / House Bill 28 passed in 2021 defines implicit bias as: 

A bias in judgment that results from subtle cognitive processes, including the following prejudices and stereotypes that often operate at a level below conscious awareness and without control: 

(1) (prejudicial negative feelings or beliefs about a group that an individual holds without being aware of the feelings or beliefs; 

(2) unconscious attributions of particular qualities to a member of a special social group that are influenced by experience and based on learned associations between various qualities and social categories, including race and gender.

How can I submit a training program? 

Implicit bias training programs can be submitted by a health occupation board or a healthcare system and should encompass the definitions above. Training programs must be recognized by a Health Occupations Board or accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

To find a list of accredited education courses/programs, please search CME Passport, ACCME’s online search tool under implicit bias” focused search. 


Here are some examples of courses that are offered by ACCME: 

Implicit Bias - Part 1 and Part 2 

Implicit Bias and Microaggressions in Medicine 

Implicit Bias Implication for Physicians and Healthcare Professionals

Implicit Bias and Racism in Medicine 

Please submit your contact information and a brief program description here ​to the program.

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