Anti-Racism & Equity

Meaningful change demands an understanding of the root causes, as well as the vast consequences of the problem. As pediatric providers, this means that in order to achieve greater equity in healthcare, we must start with educating ourselves and spending time in self-reflection.

Sara Beste, MD, FAAP — WCAAP Equity Work Group

Anti-Racism Resources

Thank you to many WCAAP members who have shared resources to improve our understanding of the effects of racism on child and family well-being and how we can play a role in dismantling racist systems. We offer the resources here as a starting point. If you are interested to contribute a few words about a resource you have utilized please let us know.

Equitable Care

WCAAP’s Equitable Care Work Group has created meaningful tools and resources to affirm and uplift the communities we serve, including a 4-part webinar series, an equitable care toolkit and a case-based learning tool. We hope you will interact and engage with these tools that focus and challenge the work we do as pediatric providers, transforming it through a lens of anti-racism and equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Equitable Health Care Toolkit


  • Webinar #1: March 31st, 7-8 AM: Educating Providers in Equity & Racism (Webinar Recording)
  • Webinar #2: June 30th, 7-8 AM: Physical Space within Clinics & Hospitals (Webinar Recording)
  • Webinar #3: September 29th, 7-8 AM: Safe and Effective Care (Webinar Recording)
  • Webinar #4: December 8th, 7-8 AM: Undoing Institutionalized Racism in Healthcare Organizations (Register Here)

Striving to Provide Safe, High-Quality Care: Learning from Experience

In order to provide safe, high-quality care, we must continually educate ourselves about the evolving needs of our patients. This dynamic resource of board-style questions will build awareness and competence in caring for diverse pediatric patients and promote skills to reduce health disparities in clinical practice. Check your knowledge with the scenarios below:

Share your knowledge, all authors and reviewers encouraged!

We want to make sure every person involved in pediatric care in Washington is represented. Patients, parents, medical staff, non-clinical staff – all are encouraged to share stories. Please send case, responses, and references to Or, if you would like to participate as a case reviewer, please contact: