Gov. Whitmer mandates implicit bias training for all Michigan health professionals
Gretchen Whitmer said she believes those numbers are because of uneven health care delivery and signed an Executive Directive to develop rules to require implicit bias training for health professionals to address racial disparities. Michigan COVID-19 cases by race as of July 5, 2020. (WDIV)The governors task force said people of color suffer in medical settings from the unconscious bias by medical professionals. She turned to Dr. Randolph Rasch, Dean and Professor of the Michigan State University College of Nursing, who spoke extensively about what implicit bias is. The practical impact of Executive Directive 2020-7 means those looking to get a new license or wants to renew their medical license will have to undergo bias training.