For California

Dignity in Pregnancy & Childbirth:
Preventing Racial Bias in Perinatal Care

⏰ 60 minutes plus optional activities

🏆 Exam to earn CME is available for purchase immediately after course completion

📜 Certificate of Completion

⚖️ Meets requirements of CA SB464
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What Your Colleagues Say:

“As a healthcare worker, I found it immensely refreshing and would like to see this style of presentation and more of this kind of information in my own training.”

“I very much appreciate how this course was structured through engaging stories …these stories provide both context and examples in spades.”

As clinicians, we strive to provide all our patients the highest quality of care.

Studies show that perinatal care clinicians and providers are generally committed to, and place a high value on, providing high-quality and equitable care. Unfortunately, a large body of research shows a major gap between health care clinicians' and providers' value on equitable care and Black patients' experiences and outcomes. A massive body of evidence shows that Black women, on average, receive poorer quality of care and have higher rates of suffering, complications, morbidity, and death than their White counterparts.

This course is split into three parts. Each uses the example of real-life, composite stories to illustrate the way racial bias, however unintended, can undermine care. Each part also provides specific, concrete, evidence-based strategies for interrupting racial bias.

That's where this course comes in.
This evidence-based course will provide insights and proven strategies you can put to work immediately.

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Learners will be able to:

  • Describe the research evidence on racial inequalities in care and the resulting unnecessary suffering, illness, disability, and death.
  • Explain the visible and invisible ways that both conscious and unconscious (implicit) racial stereotypes affected the care process for Melissa and her husband.
  • Understand the connection between the historical enslavement of people from West Africa and current day racism and stereotypes.
  • Apply concrete and evidence-based actions to interrupt racial bias, help buffer patients from racial bias, and provide equitable care for all your patients.

Course Format

This video learning course features engaging content delivered by experts in the field. Through informative presentations, case studies, and interactive exercises, you will deepen your knowledge and develop practical skills for providing respectful and equitable care for Black women and birthing people. The self-paced format allows you to learn at your convenience, ensuring flexibility in your professional development.

Who Should Enroll

This course is designed for perinatal healthcare professionals. It also benefits administrators and healthcare staff seeking to enhance their understanding and skills in caring for Black women and birthing people.
(Provides compliance with California State Law SB-464, as well as other state-mandated implicit bias training for perinatal care providers.)

Why do Optum Health, Mayo Clinic, Boston Scientific, Hospital Association of New York, Health Partners, Cleveland Clinic, the Permanente Medical Group, Sutter Health, Confluence Health, The Indiana Hospital Association, the Center for Antiracism and Health Equity, and the California Health Care Association, among others, choose our courses?

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