Main Line Health has implemented mandatory facilitator-led DREI Learning Experiences, intended to increase employee understanding and awareness of cultural competency and the value it brings to colleagues and patients.
As part of this mandatory training, a segment on power and privilege, delivered through video and question/answer sessions, introduces the concept of institutional racism.
Institutional racism as a societal issue was also introduced to attendees at Main Line Health’s Healthcare Disparities Colloquium in 2017. The organization’s explanation was based on:
- The unequal distribution of educational opportunities in our surrounding communities.
- The fact that around the country in academic centers, medical clinics for the underserved based on Medicaid insurances often serve as proxies for clinics of ethnic and/or racial minorities.