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Addressing Health Equity for Black CYSHCN


Available: 08/04/2022-08/03/2025


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​​The National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home team reviewed several data sources on equity and medical home for non-White children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). Through the analysis of this quantitative data, it was found African American and Black CYSHCN are less likely than their White counterparts to receive care through a medical home and within a well-functioning system (one example of several highlighting inequities faced by African American and Black CYSHCN).

Similarly, from qualitative feedback from African American and Black families of CYSHCN through the virtual roundtable (July 2021) it was highlighted that there is a strong need for more education and training for pediatricians in implementing equitable care. The purpose of this activity is to provide education and training to pediatricians and allied health professionals on how to implement an equitable, culturally responsive, and family-centered medical home for African American and Black CYSHCN.

Learning Objectives

Topic 1: Historical Trauma of Racism and Ableism in Pediatric Medicine

Objective 1 - Distinguish between terms related to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice.

Objective 2 - Discuss the role of racism, including structural racism, and ableism in medicine and how this historical trauma continues to impact Black CYSHCN and their families.

Objective 3 - Describe why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) matters in building stronger relationships with Black CYSHCN and their families.

Objective 4 - Identify strategies participants can implement in pediatric practice to acknowledge historical trauma of racism and ableism in medicine and be a support and ally for Black CYSHCN and their families.

Topic 2: Increasing Equitable Care for Black CYSHCN through Medical Home

Objective 1 - Illustrate the role of families as critical partners in the medical home setting with special emphasis on disparities. 

Objective 2 - Propose practical strategies to increase meaningful family engagement with Black CYSHCN and their families to build stronger relationships with their child’s pediatrician.

Topic 3: Intentionally Engage Black Fathers in their Child’s Care 

Objective 1 - Demonstrate the importance of the role of Black fathers in their child’s health care. 

Objective 2 - Recommend practical strategies to increase inclusion of Black fathers within the child’s medical home. 

Topic 4: Systems of Care for Black CYSHCN and Their Families 

Objective 1 - Understand the discrimination, disparities and barriers Black CYSHCN and their families experience in systems of care and the rights that help protect them.

Objective 2 - Illustrate the role of Title V and other key programs in improving care, promoting the medical home, and increasing equity for Black CYSHCN and their families.

Objective 3 - Demonstrate strategies for pediatricians to advocate for equity for Black CYSCHN.

Course Details

  • Start Date: August 4, 2022
  • Online Access Expires: August 3, 2025
  • Credit Expires: August 3, 2025
  • Activity Type: Asynchronous Online Course
  • Course ID: 60199


The National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $4,100,000 with no funding from nongovernmental sources. The information or content are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor are an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the US Government.



  • Moderator: Chuck Smith, MSW
  • Topic 1: Diana Cejas, MD, MPH FAAP and Veronnie Faye Jones, MD, PhD, MSPH
  • Topic 2: Kenya Parks, MD, MS, FAAP
  • Topic 3: Zaneta Riley and David Armstrong
  • Topic 4: Rishi Agrawal, MD, MPH, FAAP

This course is free to both AAP members and non-members.

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

  • Enduring Materials

  • AAP Credit Only

  • AAP Credit


  • NAPNAP Contact Hours

  • MOC

  • MOC Part 2


Physician - Addressing Health Equity for Black CYSHCN

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AAP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is acceptable for a maximum of 1.00 AAP credits. These credits can be applied toward the AAP CME/CPD Award available to Fellows and Candidate Members of the AAP.

This activity is approved for 1.00 points of MOC Part 2 credit by the American Board of Pediatrics through the AAP MOC Portfolio Program.  All approved activities must be completed by the MOC Credit Approval End Date. All deadlines and MOC point values should be confirmed by checking the ABP Activity Catalog within each physician’s ABP Portfolio. Consult your ABP portfolio at for details about your specific certification requirements. For questions about how to access this activity, contact

Allied Health Professional - Addressing Health Equity for Black CYSHCN

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This program is accredited for 1.00 NAPNAP CE contact hours of which 0.00 contain pharmacology (Rx) content, (0.00 related to psychopharmacology) (0.00 related to controlled substances), per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Continuing Education Guidelines. The AAP is designated as Agency #A17. Upon completion of the program, each participant desiring NAPNAP contact hours must send a completed certificate of attendance to Payment of $15 for NAPNAP members and nonmembers is required via credit card for all NAPNAP contact hour requests. Keep this certificate for your records for six (6) years. Requests for duplicate certificates should be made to the AAP.

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