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
21: Culturally Congruent Strategies to Build the Pediatric Health Workforce
Harolyn M. E. Belcher, MD, MHS, Marie Plaisime, PhD, MPH, Carmel Bogle, MD, "Culturally Congruent Strategies to Build the Pediatric Health Workforce", 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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Building a diverse, culturally responsive, and informed pediatric health workforce is essential to promoting the health and well-being of children and adolescents through patient-centered, family-engaged care. Using evidence-informed and culturally respectful health promotion strategies that lead to effective clinical care and that support shared decision-making between caregivers, patients, and pediatric health professionals is fundamental.
Keywords: mentoring, pediatric health workforce, diversity