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
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 […]
A presentation and panel discussion on taking steps to dismantle institutionalized racism in healthcare organizations.
Ensuring the families in your care can rely on safe, equitable and effective care.
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.
- Edwin Lindo, SCH Grand Rounds: Pathologizing Racism
- AAP: Traumatic Impact of Racism on Young People
- AAP Statement: Dismantle Racism at Every Level
- 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
- The Praxis Podcast with Edwin Lindo, JD
WCAAP’s Equitable Care Work Group 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. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.