We’re pleased to welcome you to our Implicit Bias Toolkit!
Included below are links to helpful tools and resources for health centers, school administration and staff, parents, and even youth to learn more and educate themselves and others on the topics of implicit bias and racism.
The term ‘implicit bias’ refers to subconscious thoughts and feelings of bias, whether it be aversion or partiality, which make us see or treat a person or group of people differently. Maybe it doesn’t occur as outward bigotry but as subliminal discrimination. When compounded by exposure to cultural stereotypes and prejudice, this bias leads a population to unwittingly facilitate structural and systemic racism in mainstream culture. The most dangerous thing about implicit bias though is that because it is a largely subconscious feeling for an individual. The person often does identify the bias in themselves and therefore does not attempt to correct it. So, what is the solution?
Much research has been done to examine implicit bias and determine what can be done to reverse and disrupt it in the minds of those affected. Thankfully, through education and examination of the issue, change can be achieved. Equally important, implicit bias can be prevented with early intervention among children as well. The resources below are important and useful tools to discuss how implicit bias, racism, and privilege work together to create systemic inequity and hopefully can inspire an enlightened viewpoint for those affected moving forward.
Our goal is to ensure that this toolkit as an ever-growing resource for everyone! So, if you have any suggestions for resources that should be added to (or removed from) the Implicit Bias toolkit, please send a message to Robin Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health Center and School Staff Curriculum
- Implicit Bias Training, The Everyone Project
- The Lens of Systemic Oppression
- A Look at Implicit Bias and Microaggressions
- National CLAS Standards, Health Literacy, and Communication
- Virtual Town Hall: ‘The Public Health Crisis of Racism’ by the AAFP
- Excellent town hall with panelists who are residents, doctors, fellows, administrators. Don’t miss this one!
- The MI Public Health Training Center
- Several resources and training tools on Implicit Bias in Public Health, Racial Equity Through Action and Learning
- MI Public Health Institute and MDHHS Implicit Bias Modules
- Implicit Bias videos from UCLA
- May be good to use as conversation starter!
- American Public Health Association webinars on ‘The Impact of Racism on the Health and Well-Being of the Nation’
- The National Equity Project: Building Equitable Learning Environments
- Edutopia: Addressing Race in the Classroom
- NEW Stanford University ‘Unconscious Bias in Medicine’ Online Training
- NEW PBS Implicit Bias Video Series
- NEW Systemic Racism & Health: Solutions, Making Change Happen
- Great infographics, and webinar on affects of Implicit Bias.
- NEW Blog: It’s Time To Address The Role Of Implicit Bias Within Health Care Delivery
- NEW Institute for Healthcare Improvement
- Lots of excellent articles, videos and learning session for health centers.
- NEW Kirwan Institute Report
- A 5-year study by Ohio State on Implicit Bias. There are annual reports for this area of study each year, with this particular one being the latest. There are several suggestions for the school and health areas in this. Their website is very good too!
- NEW Lens of Systemic Racism
- From the National Equity Project. A 5-page document that provides basic information, and good analytical questions at the end to help access changes made in a system.
Working with Young People
- Discussing Crucial Issues with Youth, Americas Promise
- Teaching Tolerance: Talking about Race and Racism
- Lesson plans to work with youth, and many other great resources.
- ‘This Book is Anti-Racist’ by Tiffany Jewel
- Race Forward’s ‘What Is Systemic Racism’
- Short videos on systemic racism. Great resource to use as conversation starters!
- NEW Kids Implicit Bias 101 – An Introduction
- A very good introduction with pictures/graphics that appeal to young people. Good basic understanding, including microaggressions.
- TED Talks:
- Verna Myers: How to Get Over Your Biases, Walk Boldly Towards Them
- NEW Valerie Alexander: How to Outsmart Your Unconscious Bias – a fun 17 minute TED Talk about how it happens. Good for anyone!
- YouTube Videos:
- NEW Seven Common Interview Biases
- Brief article on what to look for when interviewing people, and how to check your own bias.