In her recent post for The OBSSR Connector, the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research’s blog, Mimi Chapman, MSW, PhD, introduces the Envisioning Health Project. The transdisciplinary research project, funded by the National Institute of Health, aims to address the minority-targeted implicit bias that exists in healthcare.
As Dr. Chapman explains in the article, entitled “Fighting fire with fire: Using implicit means to combat explicit bias,” data has shown that while more overt forms of discrimination have declined, implicit biases persist in various spheres of society, even among health care practitioners. Addressing and remedying these implicit provider biases have been identified as factors in contributing to reduced disparities among minority populations regarding access to and quality of healthcare.
Read more about the Envisioning Health Project here.