Implicit Bias Education for Michigan Healthcare Professionals

Studies show that implicit bias around demographics such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, and socioeconomic status cause inequalities in treatment by healthcare professionals. This course will identify how implicit bias affects the perception and treatment decisions of healthcare professionals, how this affects patient health outcomes, and provide solutions for overcoming implicit bias on both personal and systematic levels.

Implicit bias training is now a requirement for all healthcare professionals in Michigan.

  • This new requirement applies to new applicants as well as those renewing their existing licenses or registrations starting June 1, 2022.
  • New applicants for licensure or registration must complete 2 hours of implicit bias training within 5 years immediately before they are issued a license or registration.
  • Those renewing their licenses or registrations must complete 1 hour of the training for every year of their license cycle.
  • The new rule also requires licensees to retain documentation of meeting the requirements of this rule for a period of 6 years from the date of applying for licensure, registration, or renewal.

This online CE course will fulfill the requirements for 2 contact hours for Michigan healthcare providers.

Course written in collaboration by Kaitlin Rosetta and Capra Garrison, RN, CEO


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define implicit bias.
  2. List 2 examples of how implicit bias affects healthcare providers and patients.
  3. State 2 strategies for reducing implicit bias.
  4. Explain 2 methods for evaluating the presence and extent of implicit bias in the workplace. 


Chapter 1: What is Implicit Bias?

  •  Why Implicit Bias Exists

Chapter 2: Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare

  • Vulnerable Groups
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
  • Age
  • Disabilities, Mental Illness, and Addiction
  • Socioeconomic Status

Chapter 3: Methods of Evaluating the Presence and Extent of Implicit Bias

  • Assessment Standards Institute (ASI)
  • The Implicit Association test (IAT)

Chapter 4: How to Reduce Implicit Bias

  • Become Aware of Your Implicit Biases
  • Educate and Immerse Yourself in Other Cultures
  • Improve Communications and Standards
  • Learn the Lingo
  • Engage in Meditation and Mindfulness
  • Practical Solutions for Healthcare Administrators to Promote Inclusion​

Chapter 5: What are the Benefits of a Diverse Organization

Chapter 6: References

Price: $20.00

Contact Hours: 2

Course Author

Kaitlin Rosetta

Kaitlin is a graduate of the University of North Texas and has a bachelor's degree in Risk, Insurance and Financial Services. She was a member of the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and graduated Cum Laude.

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