Course Description

Stigma is an intense human experience. Stigma causes suffering and worsens health. This training focuses on recognizing and challenging stigma.  In the first section, we explain what stigma is, how it feels, and how to recognize it.  In the second section, we explore the ways stigma is entangled in the practices and assumptions of healthcare professionals, often unwittingly. In our final section, we identify ways that health professionals can help recognize and reduce stigma to improve patient outcomes and improve population health.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify different forms of stigma and explain why they emerge and persist.

  • Explore the personal experience of stigma and evaluate your own stigmatizing attitudes. 

  • Recognize the signs and impacts of stigma in health care and public settings.

  • Identify solutions to reducing stigma.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Continuing Education Information: 1.5 CECH for CHES; 1.5 CPEUs for RDs