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
10: The Intersection of Racism, Immigration, and Child Health
Diana Montoya-Williams, MD, MSHP, Julie M. Linton, MD, Olanrewaju Falusi, MD, MEd, "The Intersection of Racism, Immigration, and Child Health", 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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Immigration is a critical aspect of life and society in the United States. Factors such as one’s nativity (ie, where one is born), the migration journey, and immigration status are crucial social determinants of health that affect legal, logistical, cultural, and language access to health insurance and health care. This chapter defines terms needed to understand relationships between immigration, racism, and child health; provides an overview of how immigration policies contribute to racially founded child health inequities; and offers recommendations to mitigate structural racism and discrimination against immigrant children and families.
Keywords: nativism, xenophobia, colorism, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), medicolegal partnership