"EquityPA is a project of the Health Disparities Work Group of AAPA, the Committee on Diversity of WAPA, and Physician Assistants for Health Equity of the AAPA Seattle."
The tweetchat, my first, was lively and interesting. These chats can take on a life of their own as participants share their individual experiences and points of view. Definitely worth doing.
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I learned about implicit bias.
The term implicit bias, also called hidden or unconscious bias, arose out of an attempt to explain the persistence of prejudice in individuals who deny prejudiced views. In 1995, Harvard researchers postulated that certain social behaviors related to our prejudices may be outside of our conscious control. Some deny the validity of this idea of implicit bias.
You can test your own potential implicit bias by taking one of the Implicit Association Tests (IAT) on this site.
Medical students taking action to level playing field:
A group of medical students at Yale University started an NGO in Nepal, Nyaya Health, and established a hospital in a remote region that was previously without health care. What they were able to accomplish was and is nothing short of amazing.
|Bayalpata Hospital, operated by Nyaya Health in Nepal.|