We will not be turned aroundFrom “The Hill We Climb” by Amanda Gorman, National Poet Laureate.
or interrupted by intimidation,
because we know our inaction and inertia
will be the inheritance of the next generation.
Our blunders become their burdens.
But one thing is certain,
If we merge mercy with might,
and might with right,
then love becomes our legacy,
and change our children’s birthright.
Performed on Inauguration Day 2021, Washington, District of Columbia.
Generate and Teach Health Equity Routinely
Learn about our learning collaborative to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in pediatric health care: GATHER – WCAAP – Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Recent Equitable Care Webinars
Join WCAAP’s Equitable Care Committee as we welcome Washington State Pediatricians for Climate Action. Speakers will present on how environmental factors on our changing planet can lead to disease and […]
Join us for Rebuilding Trust in Medicine through Courageous Conversations, with Dr. Cora Breuner and parent advocate Shayla Collins.
Equity & 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 would like to share a resource you have utilized please let us know.
- AAP: Traumatic Impact of Racism on Young People
- AAP Statement: Dismantle Racism at Every Level
- AAP Policy: Eliminating Race Based Medicine
- WCAAP Statement: Our Commitment: Addressing Racism
- Healthy Children: Talking to Children About Racial Bias
- Anti-racism reading list
- APHA: Addressing Law Enforcement Violence as a Public Health Issue
- Pediatrics: Police, Equity and Child Health
- Campaign Zero: Policy Solutions to End Police Violence
- Teaching Tolerance: Six Steps to Speak Up
Providing Equitable Care
WCAAP’s Equitable Care Committee has created meaningful tools and resources to affirm and uplift the communities we serve, including this toolkit. Providing equitable care requires ongoing learning. We hope these tools will help you reflect, focus, and take on new challenges.
Equitable Health Care Toolkit
Order a hard-copy of the Equitable Health Care Toolkit for your clinic – thanks to generous support from Amerigroup Washington!
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 email@example.com. Or, if you would like to participate as a case reviewer, please contact: Elexis Jackson.