Implicit Bias in Pediatrics: An Emerging Focus in Health Equity Research, by Jean L. Raphael and Suzette O. Oyeku, is a discussion of an AAP journal article on pediatric pain management that demonstrates how implicit bias influences provision of care.
It’s Time to Address the Role of Implicit Bias within Health Care Delivery, Health Affairs Blog, by Shantanu Agrawal and Adaeze Enekwechi, suggests ways to address health equity through changes to the health care workforce, as well as to the use of data in performance measurement and payment policy.
How Does Implicit Bias Affect Health Care is an instructional video from the Institute for Health Care Improvement.
The Diversity-Informed Tenets for Work with Infants, Children and Families are guiding principles for infant, child, and family professionals to help embed diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in daily work. The Tenets, an initiative of the Irving Harris Foundation, are widely endorsed by child health care organizations and advocates.
Fostering Social and Emotional Health through Pediatric Primary Care: Common Threads to Transform Everyday Practice and Systems, from the Center for the Study of Social Policy, includes guidelines and suggestions for equity-informed and culturally appropriate care (e.g., strengths-based observation with parents).
Empathetic Listening, a training module on how to listen to identify a patient’s underlying needs, feelings, and values to inform provision of appropriate care. The module is offered by the American Medical Association CME program Steps Forward.
How and Why to Listen Until Someone Feels Heard, an article from the Stanford Social Innovation Review with lessons on empathic listening and relationship-centered care to help clinicians connect with patients.
Unconscious (Implicit) Bias and Health Disparities: Where Do We Go from Here?by Irene V. Blair, John F. Steiner, and Edward P. Havranek, is a research road map for the exploration of the role of implicit bias in perpetuating heath disparities; the paper discusses specific ways clinicians, researchers, policymakers, and community members can work to address implicit bias.
The Cultural Competence Self-Assessments from the National Center for Cultural Competence at Georgetown University are a suite of resources for health care providers, administrators, health care educators, and advocates.
Providing Culturally Effective Pediatric Care, a practice transformation resource from the American Academy of Pediatrics.