This is an online event. 



Laura Dwire 
St. Joseph Community Health Foundation 

"Breaking Through Bias in Maternity Care”

March of Dimes Self-Paced, Online Training

“Breaking Through Bias in Maternity Care,” is an online implicit bias training course with six modules that provides Care Providers with essential insights to recognize and remedy implicit bias in maternity care settings. This unique learning experience through a self-paced, e-learning platform provides authentic and compelling content for health care providers caring for women before, during, and after pregnancy. The training includes 4 key components:

  1. Overview of implicit bias and personal assessment.
  2. Historical overview of structural racism in the U.S.
  3. Strategies to mitigate racial bias in maternity care.
  4. Building a culture of equity within an organization.

While the training alone will not lead to immediate improvements in racial and ethnic disparities, it can help professionals recognize and change behaviors that will improve patient-provider communication, quality of care and begin a culture shift towards the broader goal of achieving equity for moms and babies.

This training opportunity is sponsored by the St. Joe Community Health Foundation. Because seating is limited, reservations will be limited to two individuals per organization. Additional individuals may register for a waitlist if seats become available. Those participating are asked to complete the online training at their convenience no later than October 15, 2020. 

Participants will be invited to participate in a follow up facilitated group that will meet after the training events to assist individuals in identifying key strengths and weaknesses with the organization and strategies to these areas.

Organizations or individuals may also contact March of Dimes directly to purchase their own training: