Implementing an interprofessional anti-racism training with community partners during a pandemic: Outcomes and recommended strategies


Family Medicine, Advocate Aurora Health Care


BACKGROUND: Motivated by racial injustice and COVID-19 disparities, health care and medical education are accelerating efforts to address racism and eliminate health disparities.

METHODS: In consultation with a community partner, an interprofessional physician-led team prioritized and completed an 8-hour anti-racism training adapted for online delivery during a pandemic.

RESULTS: Sixty-four percent of enrollees (25/36) completed the survey, 98% rated the training as valuable, 92% would recommend it to a colleague, 88% reported it would improve their clinical care, and 68% thought their ability to create an inclusive environment increased.

DISCUSSION: Virtual anti-racism training is a valuable learning experience. Tools for adapting trainings on high-risk or emotionally charged topics to a virtual format are offered by participants and session leaders.

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