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
32: Pediatric and Adolescent Research On Race and Racism
Tamera Coyne-Beasley, MD, MPH, María Verónica Svetaz, MD, MPH, "Pediatric and Adolescent Research On Race and Racism", 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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The increase in hate crimes over the past decade, combined with centuries of social and racial injustice, has catalyzed an urgency for scientists to examine what the authors describe as the racism research gap: the unacceptable lack of research on effective interventions and best practices to promote resiliency and address racism as a social determinant of health (SDOH), an adverse childhood experience, and a source of chronic stress among children and adolescents. Scientific research will be critical for developing evidence-based effective interventions to mitigate the impacts of racism and its resultant health disparities. More importantly, dismantling racism will require a comprehensive, multi-sector, interdisciplinary, and life course approach across all levels of the socio-ecological framework with a focus on the SDOH.
Keywords: adolescent, research, racism