There are critical opportunities for child health care providers to intentionally undo harmful biases and dismantle racism at the individual, organizational, and system levels by establishing anti-racist policies and practices that promote equity and dignity for patients, families, and staff.
Following are resources that can support pediatric providers in adopting policies and practices that are anti-racist.
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Practical strategies that pediatric practices can adopt to provide care that is high-quality, inclusive, equitable, and delivered with dignity.
Adopting Anti-Racist Practices to Promote Health Equity in Pediatric Care
Offers practical strategies that pediatric practices can adopt to provide care that is high-quality, inclusive, equitable, and delivered with dignity.
Shared Decision-Making and Racial or Ethnic Concordance Reduces Health Expenditures
Explores the effects of shared decision making and racial/ethnic concordance on health care disparities and cost of care.
Latest Race and Ethnicity Data for Pediatricians and Pediatric Trainees
Showcases race and ethnicity data collected from over 67,000 certified pediatricians and pediatric trainees.
Supporting Providers of Color in the Pediatric Workforce: Practices to Diversify the Workforce and Improve Retention
Explores anti-racist simulation training programs and trauma-informed care curriculum for pediatric staff and residents as well as reflective supervision to improve retention rates in family navigators.
Tools for Hiring & Recruiting
Explores suggestions for making the recruitment and hiring process less impacted by bias.
Confronting Racism in Pediatric Care
Ben Danielson, a primary care pediatrician, calls on his profession to address racism in pediatric care.
Words Matter: Strategies to Reduce Bias in Electronic Health Records
Shares strategies to reduce bias in electronic health records.
Person-First Language in Healthcare: The Missing Link in Healthcare Simulation Training
Explores opportunities and impact of inclusive person-first language to improve patient-provider communication and provide patient-centered care.
Building Patient-Provider Trust to Help Patients Navigate a Biased System
Aims to help providers better understand the impact of their own bias and to better serve patients and families of color. Includes a handout for patients and families on preparing for medical appointments, which can support effective engagement with providers.
The Patient- Provider Relationship: How Language Impacts Pediatric Care
Shares a conversation between providers and patient advocates on the impact of language in pediatric care.
Health Literacy and Plain Language
Contains strategies on how to utilize plain language standards in pediatric care.
Health Equity Accelerator: A Health System’s Approach
Describes Boston Medical Center’s Health Equity Accelerator, a program that aims to transform health care to deliver health justice and well-being.