Celebrating the diversity of children and families and promoting nurturing, inclusive environments means actively opposing intolerance, bigotry, bias and discrimination. The AAP is committed to using policy, advocacy and education to encourage inclusivity and cultural effectiveness for all.

As disparities in the health and well-being of children and adolescents of different backgrounds result from the multiple social determinants of health that can go unaddressed, we’ve assembled a collection of tools and resources to support pediatricians, health care providers, and families in improving their knowledge of health disparities and advancing health equity among the child, adolescent, and young adult populations.

Professional Tools & Resources

Academy Resources

Get Involved

Looking for ways to get involved in this work? Find out how you can make a difference through the ongoing work by these sections, councils, and committees.

Council on Children with Disabilities (COCWD)
The mission of the Council on Children with Disabilities (COCWD) is to develop clinical guidance for the optimal care of children and youth with disabilities and support implementation, educate pediatricians who care for children and youth with disabilities, and provide expertise and advocacy on local and national issues related to children and youth with disabilities.
Council on Immigrant Child and Family Health (COICHF)
The Council on Immigrant Child and Family Health (COICHF) seeks to help pediatricians build their competency to enhance care for immigrant children using cultural humility and safety and advocates for policies that promote the health, well-being, and safety of immigrant children and youth.
Section on LGBT Health and Wellness (SOLGBTHW)
The mission of the Section on Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Health and Wellness is to support the health and wellness of LGBT children and their families, LGBT parents and their children, Children with variations in gender presentation and their families and LGBT pediatricians and trainees.
Section on Minority Health, Equity, and Inclusion (SOMHEI)
The Section on Minority Healthy, Equity and Inclusion is dedicated to addressing minority health, racial/ethnic health disparities and equity and the inclusion of minority members in pediatric practice and leadership.
Committee on Native American Child Health (CONACH)
The mission of the Committee on Native American Child Health (CONACH) is to improve the health of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) children through education, advocacy, and consultation, and to support pediatricians working in AI/AN communities.