Unpacking our Baggage: Mitigating Implicit Bias to Reduce Health Inequities in Youth

1.25 NAPNAP Contact Hour. This continuing education activity is offered at discounted rate of $12.50 to NAPNAP Members. For non- members, this continuing education activity rate is $25. Social justice issues and COVID-19 have exposed inequities to accessing high-quality care throughout the health care system. “This Moment in Time” presents an opportunity to leverage our outrage and take steps to make sustainable changes that promote equitable care across all populations. This presentation focuses on the critical first step in the transformation to providing equitable and inclusive care to our youth. Using a framework to recognize implicit bias, videos and cases will be critiqued to manage implicit bias with BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and disabled youth.

Introduction: This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 1.25 NAPNAP contact hour, of which 0 is pharmacology.

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Keywords: diversity, equity, bias,  health inequities 

Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

  • Recall definitions of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Relate health disparities associated with SDOH in youth
  • Discuss how implicit bias impacts health inequities in youth
  • Utilize self-reflection techniques to strive towards inclusion 
Course summary
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  • 1.25 Contact hours
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Brenda Cassidy, DNP, RN, MSN, CPNP-PC

Dr. Brenda Cassidy is an associate professor and director of the pediatric and neonatal nurse practitioner programs at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. She practices in a community pediatric primary care site and in the division of adolescent and young adult medicine at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and has worked with adolescents in multiple settings for more than 40 years. Dr. Cassidy is an advocate for LGBTQIA+ youth and strives to enhance nursing curriculum on best practices in LGBTQIA+ health. In addition to her educational research on LGBTQIA+ health, she teaches this content in  the DNP program. Dr. Cassidy precepts NP students in the Center for Adolescents and Young Adults and works with students to offer an inclusive environment for gender-diverse youth.


Dr. Cassidy  has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 


Available Credit

  • 1.25 Contact hours


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