Implicit bias plays a significant role in the plethora of health and health care inequities in the United States, and as such, our attention is needed. From this session, you will gain new recognition and understanding of implicit bias, as well as microaggressions in the workplace and in the public health services we provide. Linkages between implicit bias, micro/macro-aggressions, structural oppression, and health outcomes are made.
Presenter: Alicia Sanchez, MBA
Alicia Sanchez is a passionate advocate and social entrepreneur committed to guiding leaders and organizations to foster a culture of inclusion. Alicia serves at the Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Wichita State University (WSU) and is the principal consultant for Affinity Connections, a diversity, equity, inclusion consulting company. Her on-campus service commitments include, serving on the President’s Diversity Council, First-Generation Coordinating Council, various scholarship selection committees, on-campus advisor for Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Incorporated, the Hispanic American Leadership Organization, and is a 2014-2015 WSU Leadership Academy Fellow.