Implementing an Interprofessional Anti-Racism Training With Community Partners During a Pandemic: Outcomes and Recommended Strategies

WMJ. 2021 Mar;120(S1):S70-S73.


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.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • COVID-19 / epidemiology*
  • Community-Institutional Relations
  • Education, Distance
  • Education, Medical*
  • Family Practice / education*
  • Female
  • Health Personnel / education*
  • Healthcare Disparities
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pandemics
  • Program Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Racism*
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Wisconsin / epidemiology