The impact of racism on child and adolescent health

COUNCIL ON COMMUNITY PEDIATRICS, Committee on Adolescence, SECTION ON ADOLESCENT HEALTH

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Abstract

The American Academy of Pediatrics is committed to addressing the factors that affect child and adolescent health with a focus on issues that may leave some children more vulnerable than others. Racism is a social determinant of health that has a profound impact on the health status of children, adolescents, emerging adults, and their families. Although progress has been made toward racial equality and equity, the evidence to support the continued negative impact of racism on health and well-being through implicit and explicit biases, institutional structures, and interpersonal relationships is clear. The objective of this policy statement is to provide an evidence-based document focused on the role of racism in child and adolescent development and health outcomes. By acknowledging the role of racism in child and adolescent health, pediatricians and other pediatric health professionals will be able to proactively engage in strategies to optimize clinical care, workforce development, professional education, systems engagement, and research in a manner designed to reduce the health effects of structural, personally mediated, and internalized racism and improve the health and well-being of all children, adolescents, emerging adults, and their families.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere20191765
JournalPediatrics
Volume144
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Racism
Health
Social Determinants of Health
Pediatrics
Adolescent Development
Professional Education
Child Development
Health Status
Child Health
Adolescent Health
Research

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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COUNCIL ON COMMUNITY PEDIATRICS, Committee on Adolescence, & SECTION ON ADOLESCENT HEALTH (2019). The impact of racism on child and adolescent health. Pediatrics, 144(2), [e20191765]. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2019-1765

The impact of racism on child and adolescent health. / COUNCIL ON COMMUNITY PEDIATRICS; Committee on Adolescence; SECTION ON ADOLESCENT HEALTH.

In: Pediatrics, Vol. 144, No. 2, e20191765, 01.01.2019.

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COUNCIL ON COMMUNITY PEDIATRICS, Committee on Adolescence & SECTION ON ADOLESCENT HEALTH 2019, 'The impact of racism on child and adolescent health', Pediatrics, vol. 144, no. 2, e20191765. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2019-1765
COUNCIL ON COMMUNITY PEDIATRICS, Committee on Adolescence, SECTION ON ADOLESCENT HEALTH. The impact of racism on child and adolescent health. Pediatrics. 2019 Jan 1;144(2). e20191765. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2019-1765
COUNCIL ON COMMUNITY PEDIATRICS ; Committee on Adolescence ; SECTION ON ADOLESCENT HEALTH. / The impact of racism on child and adolescent health. In: Pediatrics. 2019 ; Vol. 144, No. 2.
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