Every Child Deserves Fair and Just Health Opportunities
While child health equity has garnered significant attention due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners has always been committed to delivering the same, high-quality, evidence-based pediatric health care to all children regardless of their socioeconomic background, race, citizenship status or sexual orientation.
Impact of Racism on Child Health moderated by Immediate Past President Raji Koppolu and featuring Drs. Danielle Dooley and Jacqueline Douge of the American Academy of Pediatrics and two of the authors of AAP’s statement on The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health. Watch recording.
Conversations on Child Health Equity is a series of recorded conversations with NAPNAP experts and stakeholders that address key issues related to social determinants of health. Available wherever you listen to podcasts. If podcasts aren’t your thing, you can listen to the conversations on PedsCESM. Both options offer .5 contact hours of free CE per episode upon completion of the session evaluation PedsCESM.
If you complete the CE activity for all sixteen podcast episodes, you may request a certificate of completion to demonstrate that you have completed the CE requirements for all episodes in the TeamPeds Talks Conversation on Child Health Equity curriculum.
Social Determinants of Health – free at PedsCESM
TeamPeds Talks CE – free at PedsCESM
- Five Trainings for Health Professionals to Integrate Racial Equity Into Practice – Public Health Foundation
- Enhancing Diversity in the Workforce – American Association of Colleges of Nursing
- Cultural Competency in Nursing Education – American Association of Colleges of Nursing
- Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit – National League for Nursing
- A More Diverse Nursing Workforce – American Journal of Nursing
Child & Adolescent Focused Resources
- Curated list of children’s books by age to guide family discussions on race and racism – Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
- Sesame Street/CNN Town Hall on Racism
Talking to Children About Racial Bias by Ashaunta Anderson, MD, MPH, MSHS, FAAP & Jacqueline Dougé, MD, MPH, FAAP
Adult Focused Books
- A Terrible Thing To Waste: Environmental Racism And Its Assault On The American Mind by Harriet A. Washington
- Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum
- Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
- White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America by Margaret A. Hagerman
- Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America’s Heartland by Jonathan M. Metzel
- Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America by Jennifer Harvey
- Click for additional book recommendations
Adult Focused Podcasts
- What is Black? Hosted by Dr. Jacqueline Douge
- Health and Home with The Hippocratic Hosts, Dr. Lisa Varghese-Kroll and Dr. Lanre Falusi
- Click for additional podcast recommendations
- LGBTQ Youth Resources – Human Rights Campaign
- Healthcare Equality Index – Human Rights Campaign
- Supporting LGBTQ+ youth including suicide prevention and mental health concerns – Trevor Project
- Advocacy tools for LGBTQ+ youth – Advocates for Youth
- CDC’s Health Equity page, which includes resources on chronic diseases, community health, obesity, oral health and tobacco.
- Promoting Health Equity: Resource to Help Communities Address Social Determinants of Health – CDC
- Pediatrics article “Child Health Disparities: What Can a Clinician Do?”
- Pediatrics article “The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health”
- Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health – Health Resources and Services Administration
- British Medical Journal Paediatrics Open article “Addressing Inequities in Child Health and Development Towards Social Justice”
- American Medical Association’s COVID-19 Health Equity Resources page, which includes demographic data, policies, resources or minoritized and marginalized communities, health literacy resources for non-English speakers and more.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Read our DEI statement and watch for more information about our newly approved DEI standing committee.