What They’re Watching: Melanie Brim, Michigan Health Council

In addition to her organization’s work to expand clinical training capacity for health professionals in Michigan, Melanie Brim, President & CEO of the Michigan Health Council (MHC), says MHC’s implementation of implicit bias training earlier this year is a key solution for improving health equity.

MHC’s implicit bias training program was designed to comply with Michigan’s requirement for all health professionals to receive implicit bias training—which took effect this summer.

“[Implicit bias training] is such a huge piece of answering the health equity question … We’ve created a training program to bring that training to all the health professionals in Michigan to make [providers] cognizant of the biases they bring as providers in their interactions with patients.”