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Unconscious Bias in Medicine (CME)

Designed for health care professionals and physicians, this 1-hour course is sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine for faculty development and diversity. Using an evidence-based approach, unconscious bias is explained. Opportunities for self-assessment are included. Learners can use the suggested strategies to mitigate unconscious bias with conscious efforts. [More Information]

Teaching LGBTQ+ Health

With interactive case videos and activities, this comprehensive course has multiple lessons. It is a faculty development course for health professional educators, written by Gisondi MA, Keyes T, Bumgardner D, and Zucker S. and published online 3/22/21. To gain CE units, learners must achieve a passing score of 75%. A learner must create an account first to start it. [More Information]

National LGBTQIA+ Health Education

The Fenway Institute is a non-profit organization that is an interdisciplinary center focusing on research, education, training, and policy development. It has created the program: National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center to address educational needs. A learner must create an account to access learning resources and opportunities for CEs. [More Information]

Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals

Created by HHS.gov, this program has four courses intended for counselors, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers to earn profession-specific continuing education credits. Other professionals such as occupational therapy practitioners and students may earn a Statement of Participation. It will take about 4-5 hours to complete the study to learn to increase self-awareness and to foster discerning attitudes of your client’s cultural identity, to help practitioners provide culturally and linguistically appropriate interventions and services. A valuable learning experience for OT students and practitioners. [More Information]


OT Specific Learning Opportunities

Understanding Systemic Racism in the U.S.: Educating Our Students & Ourselves

This Continuing Education article provided by AOTA overviews occupational consciousness as a lens to view the historical background of occupational injustices. This article provides continuing education credits with the purchase of the continuing education exam [.1 AOTA CEU (1.25 NBCOT PDU/1 contact hour)] [More Information]

Diversity in Healthcare for OT

This Continuing Education article provided by AOTA overviews dimensions of diversity and explores diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency. This article additionally provides definitions of unconscious bias, micro-inequities, and self-assessments of cultural competency. This article provides continuing education credits with the purchase of the continuing education exam [.3 AOTA CEU (3.75 NBCOT PDUs/3 contact hours)]. [More Information]


Recordings Accessible via YouTube, VIMEO, or other Platforms

DEI in the Workplace

This 1.5-hour video provides an understanding of the role of trust concerning diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and how these factors impact employee experiences and within the workplace context. [More Information]

Implicit Bias Series @ UCLA

This 7-video series (approximately 30 minutes) on implicit bias provides an overview of implicit bias. This website provides additional evidence-based research, additional videos, and an implicit bias module for UC employees. [More Information]

Coordinated Care Services, Inc. Video Clips Related to DEI

A total of 172 videos are available from Coordinated Care Services overviewing a variety of videos on topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. [More Information]

Racism and Health – Ted Talks

This playlist focuses on the link between racism and health. Viewers can learn how the impact racism has on minds and bodies and most importantly, what society can do to help overcome the challenges. [More Information]


Structured Reading That Will Take Multiple Accesses

21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

A 21-day challenge committed to building habits in racial equity. There are nine categories (read, listen, watch, notice, connect, engage, act, reflect, and stay inspired. Each day for 21 days, do one action in any of the categories to further understanding of power, privilege, supremacy, oppression, and equity. There is a tracking chart provided as well as a Facebook group for support. [More Information]

Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity Collection

The MedEdPORTAL Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity Collection provides a variety of peer-reviewed educational resources from recent years. It provides definitions of diversity, health equity, and inclusion. [More Information]

Project Implicit

Established in 1998, Project Implicit is a non-profit organization to educate the public about hidden biases. This site also collects data using. There are three areas learners can take the tests to learn our hidden bias in Social Attitudes, Health, and Race/Ethnicity. Taking the test is a process of self-paced learning, it may help us gain insight into our hidden bias. [More Information]

Transgender 101

This resource from UC Davis provides has structured the “Trans 101” as a section of the LBGTQIA resource center. Viewers may be able to gain a quick overview of issues and challenges related to transgender. [More Information]