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The impact of racism on child and adolescent health.

Trent M, Dooley DG, Dougé J. The impact of racism on child and adolescent health. Pediatrics. 2019;144(2): e20191765. 10.1542/peds.2019-1765

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July 1, 2019
Trent M, Dooley DG, Dougé J, et al. Pediatrics. 2019;144(2):e20191765.

Children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable to systemic weaknesses in health care. This guidance examines the impact of racism and implicit biases on pediatric patients. The policy summarizes the evidence on institutionalized racism and health to motivate the adoption of strategies to reduce that impact at the system and organizational level.

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Trent M, Dooley DG, Dougé J. The impact of racism on child and adolescent health. Pediatrics. 2019;144(2): e20191765. 10.1542/peds.2019-1765

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