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.

Leann Johnson
Speaker Leann Johnson
Director, Equity and Inclusion Oregon Health Authority
Chris Taylor
Speaker Chris Taylor
Chief Inclusion Officer State of Minnesota
Kierra Barnett
Speaker Kierra Barnett
Graduate Research Associate Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity