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Continuing Medical Education (CME) providers are required by state Assembly Bill 1195 and state Assembly Bill 241 to include components that address cultural & linguistic competency and implicit bias in CME activities. 

Cultural Competency is a set of integrated attitudes, knowledge, and skills that enables a healthcare professional or organization to care effectively for patients from diverse cultures, groups, and communities. Linguistic Competency is the ability of a physician and surgeon to provide patients who do not speak English or who have limited ability to speak English, direct communication in the patient's primary language.

Implicit bias, meaning the attitudes or internalized stereotypes that affect our perceptions, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner, exists, and often contributes to unequal treatment of people based on race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, and other characteristics. Implicit bias contributes to health disparities by affecting the behavior of physicians and surgeons, nurses, physician assistants, and other healing arts licensees.

Cultural and linguistic competency and implicit bias are incorporated into the planning of UC Irvine's CME activities.

Learn more about the cultural & linguistic competencies and implicit bias required under AB 1195 and AB 241:

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