Health professionals who care for children will find a thoughtful and hands-on resource to address racism and race-related issues in their practices in this essay collection. Leading experts from across disciplines frame the issues and provide practical information on prevention, intervention, and anticipatory guidance. Each chapter is grounded in the recommendations outlined in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement “The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health.” The AAP is committed to reducing the ongoing costs and burden of racism to children, the health care system, and society—this book is an important contribution to that effort and ongoing conversation. Available for purchase at https://www.aap.org/Untangling-the-Thread-of-Racism-A-Primer-for-Pediatric-Health-Professionals-Paperback
20: Using Racial Equity Policy Tools to Further Anti-Racism in Pediatrics
Nia Heard-Garris, MD, MBA, MSc, Nevin J. Heard, PhD, "Using Racial Equity Policy Tools to Further Anti-Racism in Pediatrics", Untangling the Thread of Racism: A Primer for Pediatric Health Professionals, American Academy of Pediatrics, Maria Trent, MD, MPH, FSAHM, FAAP, Danielle G. Dooley, MD, MPhil, FAAP, Jacqueline Dougé, MD, MPH, FAAP
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Typically, when individuals and organizations work to dismantle racism, they emphasize personal responsibility and individual change. People are often tasked with addressing interpersonal racist behaviors and the intrapsychic biases and prejudices within their mind (eg, racial stereotypes and prejudices), yet addressing the racist policies of the institutional environment is given little attention. Structural change is required to embrace anti-racism in multiple settings. This chapter provides the key components of racial equity tools and, through a case study example, illustrates how to apply racial equity tools in pediatric settings.
Keywords: anti-racism, structural racism, racial equity tools