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Dignity in Pregnancy & Childbirth for Black Women & Birthing People

⏰ 60 minutes plus optional activities

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

📜 Certificate of Completion

⚖️ Meets requirements of the Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act (MN § 144.1461)
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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.”

“I think the overall structure of the course and the quality of the course were great. I think that the mixture of statistics and stories was nice and showed both sides of the coin.”

As clinicians, we strive to provide all our patients the highest quality of care.(do we want this for all course?)

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.(do we want this for all course?)

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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.

 Did we want to have all of the above with this check mark or some bullet point?

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?

In their words:

#unmatched expertise | #the best we have seen | #truly evidence-based  | #top marks from our doctors | #head & shoulders above the rest