University of Michigan
Causes of Racial Inequity in Healthcare
University of Michigan

Causes of Racial Inequity in Healthcare

Minal R. Patel

Instructor: Minal R. Patel

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Intermediate level
Some related experience required
14 hours (approximately)
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What you'll learn

  • What constitutes access to care, how geographic variation in healthcare contributes to racial and ethnic healthcare disparities

  • History of mistreatment of racial and ethnic groups within biomedical innovation and healthcare systems

  • The role of implicit bias in contributing to healthcare disparities

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Intermediate level
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14 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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There are 5 modules in this course

Welcome to Causes of Racial Inequity in Healthcare! This week, we will learn about how financing in the U.S. healthcare system works, how public health insurance systems are administered, and how these systems contribute to racial health inequities. We will examine this through insurance systems and hospitals. The many different insurance systems and hospital systems and how they connect financially are actually complex web.

What's included

7 videos11 readings1 quiz4 discussion prompts

This week, we will learn about what access to care actually means. To fully address healthcare access, there must be an effort to improve different areas to access. We will also examine the role of geography and place as it relates to racial inequities in healthcare.

What's included

4 videos7 readings2 quizzes3 discussion prompts

This week, we will learn about the long history of mistreatment of racial/ethnic groups in healthcare settings and in advancing biomedical innovation and understand why mistreatment is a cause of racial inequity in healthcare vs. the concept of mistrust.

What's included

9 readings2 quizzes1 app item2 discussion prompts

Race and racism show up in many aspects of healthcare and the practice of medicine. This week, we will examine modern-day racism and discrimination and how this shows up in healthcare. We will also examine the sources of where racial equity begins to show up in medicine through mechanisms of diagnosis and treatment patterns.

What's included

8 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

Prejudice and discrimination are not only conscious but also show up in society and healthcare through unconscious means. This week, we will take a deep dive into implicit bias, and how it impacts the practice of medicine.

What's included

9 videos5 readings1 quiz3 discussion prompts

Instructor

Minal R. Patel
University of Michigan
3 Courses2,272 learners

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