Children and families need a health care system that serves their unique needs and supports opportunities for life-long health and well-being. The current system, however, fails too many children, especially Black, Indigenous, Latino, and other children of color. The pediatric field can better support children and families by taking steps to transform care beyond medical care and involving children and families in the process. This fact sheet outlines the need for child health care transformation and offers strategies to incorporate an anti-racist and family-centered focus.

The fact sheet is a product of the Accelerating Child Health Transformation initiative. With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Center for Health Care Strategies is working with pediatric pilot sites to improve children’s health care through anti-racist practices and family-driven approaches. See also the companion infographic, Transforming Child Health Care Through an Anti-Racist, Family-Centered Focus.