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
16: The Impact of Racism On Education
Danielle G. Dooley, MD, MPhil, Desiree M. de la Torre, MPH, MBA, Tonya Vidal Kinlow, MPA, Gabrina L. Dixon, MD, MEd, "The Impact of Racism On Education", 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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High-quality education is a critical factor for success in children and adolescents. Because of ongoing systemic racism, youth in the United States experience unequal educational opportunities depending on the schools they attend, the neighborhoods they live in, their skin color, and their families’ financial resources. Pediatric health teams and institutions can address the effects of racism in the educational system by becoming school friendly. A School-Friendly Health System is a health system actively working to ensure all children and adolescents achieve optimal health and reach their full academic potential.
Keywords: education, racism, School-Friendly Health System