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
Maria Trent, MD, MPH, Danielle G. Dooley, MD, MPhil, Jacqueline Dougé, MD, MPH, "Conclusion", 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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Pediatric health professionals are trusted champions for child and adolescent health and, in this role, continually address barriers that impede children from obtaining optimal health. Racism is woven into the fabric of society, so addressing structural racism as a central barrier to health and well-being is necessary to change the environments in which children live, play, and learn. Pediatric health professionals tackle many other barriers to optimal health, screening for and addressing adverse childhood experiences and the social determinants of physical and mental health. Addressing the impact of racism on patient and parental/caregiver well-being is critical to fully comprehending and addressing patients' evolving identities, experiences, and contexts to provide high-quality care and effectively see patients into young adulthood.