Michigan Healthcare Professionals
Meet LARA requirements for implicit bias training with our workshop:
Reducing Implicit Bias in Healthcare
Michigan health care professionals,
We certify your health care professionals to meet the Implicit Bias, LARA requirements (Mich. Admin. Code R.338.7004). Our clients include Oaklawn Hospital. Recently we provided certification to over 300 professionals at the Healthcare Association of Michigan conference in Grand Rapids.
Our asynchronous and live trainings meet LARA's requirement to provide your health care professionals with one hour of training for each year of their licenses term. We have over 20 hours (and continue to add) of implicit bias training (pre- and post-test assessment included)
Our experiential workshop Reducing Implicit Bias in Healthcare is offered live (virtual or in-person).
This workshop focuses on reducing barriers and disparities in access to and delivery of healthcare services, including strategies for reducing these barriers and disparities.
All participants who complete this course receive a certificate of completion. Our clients can receive a list of those who complete this course for your HR team to keep track of.
The Society of Human Resource Professionals (SHRM) has accredited this workshop for SHRM credits. Lorne Epstein, the facilitator, is SHRM-SCP accredited and has a master’s degree in Organizational Development and Knowledge Management. Lorne is currently a graduate student in Cognitive Neuroscience at George Mason University.
LARA Requirements Text
Green highlight indicates which option for each LARA requirement our workshop meets.
Training must be related to reducing barriers and disparities in access to and delivery of health care services and meet all of the following requirements:
Training content must include, but is not limited to, one of the following topics:
(i) Information on implicit bias, equitable access to health care, serving a diverse population, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and cultural sensitivity.
(ii) Strategies to remedy the negative impact of implicit bias by recognizing and understanding how it impacts perception, judgment, and actions that may result in inequitable decision-making, failure to effectively communicate, and result in barriers and disparities in the access to and delivery of healthcare services.
(iii) The historical basis and present consequences of implicit biases based on an individual’s characteristics.
(iv) Discussion of current research on implicit bias in the access to and delivery of health care services.
Training must include strategies to reduce disparities in access to and delivery of health care services and the administration of pre-and post-test implicit bias assessments.
Acceptable sponsors of this training include any of the following:
(i) Training offered by a nationally-recognized or state-recognized health-related organization.
(ii) Training offered by, or in conjunction with, a state or federal agency.
(iii) Training obtained in an educational program that has been approved by any board created under article 15 of the code, MCL 333.16101 to 333.18838, except under part 188 of the code, MCL 333.18801 to 333.18838, for initial licensure or registration or for the accumulation of continuing education credits.
(iv) Training offered by an accredited college or university.
(v) An organization specializing in diversity, equity, and inclusion issues.
Acceptable modalities of training include any of the following:
(i) A teleconference or webinar that permits live synchronous interaction.
(ii) A live presentation.
(iii) Interactive online instruction.