The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the nation’s largest group of pediatricians, warned that devastating long-term effect on children’s health can result from racism. In this land mark report Drs. Trent, Dooley and Dougé present an evidence-based focus on the “role of racism in child and adolescent development and health outcomes.” Among the topics explored are racism as a core determinant of child health, the development of race as a construct, and how pediatricians can address and ameliorate the effects of racism on children and adolescents. This report is a must save for reference both for individual practice and for community health initiatives. Part of optimizing clinical practice to ameliorate the effects of racism is “infusing cultural diversity into AAP-recommended early literacy–promotion programs” such as Reach Out and Read.

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