This compendium of resources was created for pediatric health care professionals to address the impact of racism, bias, and discrimination on the health and well-being of their patients and families. The purpose of these resources, which include tips and tools, is to prepare pediatric health care professionals to engage in meaningful conversations that positively affect infants, children, adolescents, young adults, and their families within the context of the health supervision visit. The resources are created in the foundation of Bright Futures. Keeping the needs and concerns of patients and families are the first priority for all health supervision visits.
Pediatric health care professionals can use these resources in practice/professional setting for use in training, and for their own education. These resources are designed to be used together, as a series, or as individual resources, based on their own needs.
Each resource includes a QR code to a brief questionnaire. Please share your feedback and comments on these resources.
Introduction: How to Use These Resources
Resource 1 FAQ Guide: For pediatric health care professionals interested in or starting to have conversations around racism, bias, and discrimination with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families; these questions help you consider how to enhance patient care and to experience using a strength-based and patient- and family-centered care approach.
Resource 2 Why Conversations About Race Matter–Effects of Conversation on Patient Care Tip Sheet: For pediatric health care professionals who want to obtain and understand introductory information about the impact of racism, bias, and discrimination on health and why conversations about race matter for patient health and well-being.
Resource 3 Resource Repository: For pediatric health care professionals to explore highlighted tools and resources in the following categories: AAP policy, social determinants (drivers) of health, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and general self-education, to decide which to apply and implement in various clinical settings. This repository also includes resources that can be shared with patients and their families to engage in topics around racial equity.
Resource 4 Resource Repository for Parents and Caregivers: This family-friendly resource repository was created to support parents and caregivers as they talk to their children about race and racism equity while building on their children’s and family’s strengths. This repository includes resources from HealthyChildren.org, the AAP parenting website, and from other reliable sources.
American Academy of Pediatrics