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

Recent Equitable Care Webinars

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Reproductive Justice

Join WCAAP’s Equitable Care Committee for our last webinar of the year! We are excited to be joined by Dr. Aisha Mays, who will speak about reproductive justice and how […]

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Equitable Care: Justice-Involved Youth

There are many risk and protective factors associated with youth becoming involved with the justice system that can be screened for in a clinical setting and discussed with youth and […]

Gender-Affirming Care (1)

Part 1 of a 2-part series on gender-affirming care. Learn how you can create a clinic environment that is affirming to gender-diverse youth Learn why this is important in pediatric […]

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 are interested to contribute a few words about a resource you have utilized please let us know.


Providing Equitable Care

WCAAP’s Equitable Care Committee has created meaningful tools and resources to affirm and uplift the communities we serve, including a quarterly 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

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.

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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 admin@wcaap.org. Or, if you would like to participate as a case reviewer, please contact: asalaiz@wcaap.org.