March of Dimes’ Implicit Bias Training, called “Awareness to Action: Dismantling Bias in Maternal and Infant Healthcare™,” is a unique in-person or virtual learning experience that provides authentic, compelling content for health care professionals and nursing and medical students caring for women before, during and after pregnancy.
Training alone won’t lead to immediate improvements in racial and ethnic disparities, but it can provide health care providers with important insights to recognize and remedy implicit bias. These actions can result in improved patient-provider communication, overall patient experience and quality of care, and a culture shift across committed organizations towards the broader goal of achieving equity for all moms and babies. This training is available as a 1-hour e-Learning module or a 3 to 4-hour live training delivered by March of Dimes, and includes a debrief and action planning session.
March of Dimes was the recipient of the American Hospital Association’s 2020 Award of Honor for efforts to advance health equity through implicit bias training for health care professionals in maternal and infant care settings.