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How Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Impact Patient Outcomes and Health Equity

Author(s): Adrienne Cesar, Kayla Gooch, Latonya Brumfield

Contact Hours 1.50

CERP B 1.50

Expires Dec 15, 2026

Topics: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $15.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

The literature consistently shows diverse teams produce better patient outcomes, especially when present in a culture of inclusivity. Additionally, workforce diversity stands to be an important facet in the pursuit of health equity for all. Join this session to gain foundational knowledge that allows you to understand why healthcare workforce diversity and inclusion are important to patient outcomes and learn skills to advocate for it where you practice.


  • Describe examples from the literature of how workforce diversity improves patient outcomes.
  • Explain why workforce diversity is an essential element in addressing health disparities and advancing health equity.
  • Summarize which steps can be taken to advocate for increased workforce diversity in healthcare organizations.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.50 contact hours.

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