Healthcare Disparities

Date of Review: January, 2019

This resource, from MedEdPORTAL, is an on-line, one-hour, interactive module introducing learners of any type to health disparities. The authors list three main objectives: to improve knowledge of racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare, increase awareness of unconscious bias and ways to limit its effect on behavior, and to foster communication skills that can reduce disparities attributable to the patient-provider relationship. I think the module is easy to navigate, very sensitive, and efficiently delivers key information, with opportunities to go more in depth if the learner desires. The final module has some nice videos of effective and less effective interactions of provider and patient. No facilitator is needed. I found it easiest to open the off line story by clicking on ‘launch story’ and extracting it. The authors indicate that an RCT of curricular outcomes demonstrating efficacy was going to be published, but I was not able to find this publication. Clearly, an hour is not enough time for this critical topic, but this is a great introduction. —Heather Heiman, MD, NCEAS


Talaria, Inc.

Where Was the Curriculum Implemented?

Washington State

Source of the Curriculum/Resource:


Outcomes that Have Been Reported for the Curriculum:

Measured learner attitude

Measured in learner knowledge

Outcome and Study Design:

Randomized, Controlled

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