I Can See Clearly Now: Implicit BIas in Policy Making
Friday, August 23, 9 am – 10:30 am
Implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect policymakers’ understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. Feelings and attitudes about other people based on characteristics, such as race, ethnicity, age, and appearance are all shaped by a person’s unconscious associations and impact how policy and regulations are developed and enforced. This session, highlighting the work by Minnesota and Virginia, explores the impact of implicit bias in the development of health policy and strategies, and how policymakers can reduce its effects.