This presentation helps physicians, pharmacists, registered nurses, PAs, psychologists, social workers and other healthcare providers to begin identifying and correcting implicit biases in daily interactions.

Please review the content below at your own pace.

Release Date: January 30, 2023 

Expiration Date: January 29, 2024

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, pharmacists, registered nurses, PAs, psychologists, social workers and other healthcare providers engaged in the care of patients with HIV.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Explain the difference between implicit and explicit bias
    • Identify at least five types of bias present in healthcare
      • Describe the effects of unconscious bias on everyday interactions with patients, students, colleagues, and team members
        • Identify the influences on personal unconscious biases that impact perceptions of gender, race/ethnicity, and/or cultural attributes in healthcare
          • Describe strategies to correct or eliminate personal unconscious biases in daily interactions


          Dr. Tamara Henry, Ed.D.; Jordan White, DrPH, MSW

          Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

          Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

          The faculty have nothing to disclose.

          The PIM planners and others have nothing to disclose. The HealthHIV planners and others have nothing to disclose.

          Joint Accreditation Statement

          Jointly Accredited Provider: Interprofessional Continuing EducationIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and HealthHIV. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

          Physician Continuing Medical Education

          The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

          Continuing Nursing Education

          The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.

          Continuing Pharmacy Education

          Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour(s) (0.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

          Continuing Physician Assistant Education

          AAPA Category 1 CMEPostgraduate Institute for Medicine has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

          Continuing Social Work Education

          ACE: approved continuing educationAs a Jointly Accredited Organization, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 Cultural continuing education credits.

          Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

          This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


          Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

          This session provides a foundation for providers to learn about the causes and consequences of burn-out through exploration of workplace culture and the impacts on staff. The roles and responsibilities of organizations in preventing burnout will be defined at the different positions held within the organization to ensure that mental health and wellbeing is made a priority.

          Faculty: Ebony Johnson

          Original Recording Date: 9/22/22

          For gender-diverse individuals who have experienced stigma and discrimination during their lives, small mistakes can bring up past negative experiences. These feelings can affect their willingness to seek health care. Providers must communicate with knowledge and understanding about the health concerns, barriers to care, and other needs common among LGBTQ community. This presentation describes trauma-informed care and provides best practices for high quality healthcare by providing affirming care to clients who experience stigma and discrimination.

          Faculty: Felicia Bowman, MSW, LCSW, CCTP

          Original Recording Date: 8/16/22

          Motivational Interviewing is a proven approach utilizing person-centered conversation that supports individuals with behavior change. This collaborative, non-judgmental approach honors the autonomy of the individual. Motivational Interviewing can be a powerful and effective tool in helping individuals discover their own reasons for making a change.  Although there are simple techniques that can be learned quickly, it takes time and practice to master motivational interviewing so that it can be used most effectively. This course will provide individuals with a foundational knowledge of motivational interviewing and begin to build skills to apply to your practice.

          This presentation discusses how providers and community members in Maryland can help clients with changing their names and their gender information. The information includes which required forms clients must complete as well as how they can access resources and continue with the next steps and services.

          Faculty: Rhonda Carr, patient advocate and community outreach for the Jacques Initiative program at the University of Maryland

          Learning Objectives:

          ● Review the Maryland name change process 

          ● Describe the required documents for changing one's name and gender 

          ● Identify resources and how to support clients 

          ● Explain next steps and services

          NOTE: This module does NOT award credits.

          This series centers on writing, acquiring, and managing foundational and corporate grants as well as partnering with state entities and fundraising. This training covers grant readiness, collaboration and sustainability, preparation and presentation of needs statements, stewardship, and the role of budgets in grant applications.

          This training’s production occurred through the Alive! Maryland program. The original sessions were conducted via the Zoom platform, and featured a question and answer section throughout the training. 

          Faculty: Laurie Jarrett Rogers, independent grant writer

          Learning Objectives

          ● Define and summarize what it means to be grant ready 

          ● State the need for collaboration and sustainability 

          ● Discuss how to prepare and present a community needs statement 

          ● Demonstrate steps to develop a sound and tailored proposal to funding sources at the corporate, non-profit, and government levels 

          ● Describe a plan on how to prepare and present a report to a potential funder 

          ● Recognize the critical role of stewardship 

          ● Explain the role of budgets in a grant application 

          NOTE: This module does NOT award credits.