The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) defines culturally effective care as "the delivery of care within the context of appropriate physician knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of cultural distinctions leading to optimal health outcomes. This Culturally Effective Care Toolkit is a practical, hands-on resource to help practicing pediatricians and their office staff provide culturally effective care to their patients and families.
Culturally Effective Care Toolkit
Lead Author: Denice Cora-Bramble, MD, MBA, FAAP
Lead Staff: Regina M. Shaefer, MPH
Julio Bracero, MD, Section on Medical Students, Residents, and Fellowship Trainees
Colleen Kraft, MD, FAAP, Council on Community Pediatrics
Alice Kuo, MD, PhD, MEd, FAAP, Council on Community Pediatrics
Dennis Vickers, MD, MPH, FAAP, Medical Home Initiatives
William Zurhellen, MD, FAAP, Section on Administration and Practice Management
Mary Brown, MD, FAAP, American Academy of Pediatrics Board of Directors
The recommendations in this publication do not indicate an exclusive course of treatment or serve as a standard of medical care. Variations, taking into account individual circumstances, may be appropriate. This toolkit is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to constitute legal advice. An attorney should be consulted if legal advice is desired.