Implicit Bias

0215_SHSO_Moving the Needle on Implicit Bias and Healthcare Equity_Live - 10/13/23 Course

Sacramento, CA US
October 13, 2023


Persistent significant gaps exist in health outcomes between Caucasian patients and patients who belong to the Black and Indigenous People of Color population as well as those from underserved communities. This live presentation and interactive facilitated discussion on health equity is designed to create a psychologically safe space at Sutter Medical Center Sacramento to have the uncomfortable conversations and education regarding systemic racism, income inequality, and social drivers of health in order to more effectively identify and address the root causes of illness and poor health for marginalized populations.

Target Audience

Physicians (MD or DO)

Learning Objectives

By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Define health equity and the importance of Sutter's responsibility to address health inequities.

2. Summarize identified ways that healthcare professionals might show bias towards patients.

3. Identify institutional ways that healthcare systems might demonstrate bias towards patients.

4. Demonstrate cultural humility in patient-care encounters.

Course summary
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Event starts: 
10/13/2023 - 12:45pm PDT
Event ends: 
10/13/2023 - 2:00pm PDT

Culturally Appropriate Care which is Free of Implicit Biases (AB 1195 & 241):

Learners are strongly encouraged to engage in self-directed learning related to the impact of implicit biases in this clinical area via the references provided below:

  1. Vyas, D., Eisenstein, L., & Jones, D. (2020). Hidden in plain sight: Reconsidering the sue of race correction in clinical algorithms. New England Journal of Medicine; 383:874-882. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMms2004740.
  2. Tervalon, M. & Murray-Garcia, J. (1998). Cultural humility versus cultural competence: A critical distinction in defining physician training outcomes. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved; 9(2): 117-125. Doi: 10.1353/hpu.2010.0233.
  3. Lekas, H., Pahl, K., Lewis, C. (2020). Rethinking cultural competence: Shifting to cultural humility. Health Services Insights; 13: 1-4. DOI: 10.1177/1178632920970580.
1782 Tribute Road
Sacramento, CA 95815
United States

Disclosure of Financial or In-Kind Commercial Support & Conflict of Interest

No one involved in the planning or presentation of this educational activity have any relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. No financial or in-kind commercial support was received to produce or promote this educational activity. 

 – Provider Designee/Verification:  Kerri Maya, PhD(c), MSL, RN, NPD-BC


In support of improving patient care, Sutter Health, is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Designation Statement

Sutter Health designates this LIVE activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for physicians. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Note to Other DisciplinesAMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Continuing Medical Education is acceptable for meeting the continuing education requirements for Pharmacists, Physician Assistants, Psychologists, Registered Nurses, and Respiratory Care Practitioners. For other disciplines, please check with the regulatory board for your discipline to confirm what type of credits meet the continuing education requirements. Continuing education hours for nurses accredited by ANCC, via Joint Accreditation.


Attendance & Credit Claiming

Text the 6-letter attendance verification code to (916) 866-7913 to claim credit.


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