The pediatric field can better support the health and well-being of children and families throughout the lifespan by taking steps to transform care and involving patients and families in the process. This infographic illustrates three key strategies to transform child health care, along with practical examples, to be more anti-racist and family-centered.

The infographic is a product of the Accelerating Child Health Transformation initiative, made possible through support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. See also the fact sheet, Using an Anti-Racist, Family-Centered Focus to Improve Pediatric Care.


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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Safe, Stable, and Nurturing Relationships May Shield Children Against Poor Health Later in Life.”

K. Ellis. Race and Poverty Bias in the Child Welfare System: Strategies for Child Welfare Practitioners. American Bar Association, December 2019.