Brian Peters Discusses Implicit Bias Training Requirement with Modern Healthcare

Brian Peters

MHA CEO Brian Peters speaks with Modern Healthcare Managing Editor Matthew WeinstockModern Healthcare published an interview with MHA CEO Brian Peters June 7 discussing the new administrative rules adopted by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs that require implicit bias training as part of the knowledge and skills necessary for licensure or registration of healthcare professionals in Michigan. The interview is part of The Check Up, a Modern Healthcare video interview series with executives from across the healthcare industry on key leadership issues.

The story includes a video interview between Peters and Modern Healthcare Managing Editor Matthew Weinstock. Throughout the conversation, Peters discusses the MHA’s support of efforts to reduce barriers to access care address and to eliminate health disparities. Also discussed was the MHA membership’s commitment to lead on this issue, with Peters citing the MHA Pledge to Address Racism and Health Inequities as an example. A transcript of the interview is also available in the story.

“The Michigan Health and Hospital Association is very supportive of this direction that Governor Whitmer and her team is taking and this is a group effort,” said Peters. “This is, as I’ve said for a long time, an all hands on deck effort. Because if it is strictly hospitals or strictly a physician practices or strictly skilled nursing facilities that are doing this work, we’re never going to get where we need to be. This is something that the entire care continuum, but even beyond the care continuum, we need to join arms. We need to learn from each other. I think this is a step in the right direction. It’s one step of what I think will be many steps that that will be necessary in this journey. But the bottom line is we’re on the journey and that’s something to celebrate. I think having the conversation and the sunlight, if you will, on this issue finally is something to have to be very proud of. I know we’re very excited to be part of this work.”

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