Anti-Racism Resources

SmartCare Behavioral Health Virtual Consultations
April 28, 2020
Anti-Racism Efforts Statement
June 25, 2020

The American Academy of Pediatrics is committed to addressing the factors that affect children and adolescent health with a focus on issues that may leave some children more vulnerable than others. Racism is a social determinant of health that has a profound impact on the health status of children, adolescents, emerging adults, and their families.

Back in June 2020, the American Academy of Pediatrics President, Sara “Sally” H. Goza stated, “We must dismantle racism at every level, from individual to institutional to systemic… Our children’s future will be built on these moments of reckoning.”

Dr. Goza’s message still rings true and we stand with our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities in solidarity against anti-Asian hate and racism.

Anti-Racism Resources


We are working 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. Below are several resources as a starting point. We plan to add to these resources and will also put them in our Coastal Currents e-newsletter.

  1. AAP: Traumatic Impact of Racism on Young People 
  2. AAP Statement: Dismantle Racism at Every Level
  3. Healthy Children: Talking to Children About Racial Bias
  4. Anti-racism reading list
  5. APHA: Addressing Law Enforcement Violence as a Public Health Issue
  6. Pediatrics: Police, Equity and Child Health
  7. Campaign Zero: Policy Solutions to End Police Violence
  8. Teaching Tolerance: Six Steps to Speak Up
  9. Reach Out and Read Books and Resources
  10. AAP made their racial equity course free… these were the excellent presentations from 2020 NCE.
  11. AAMC MedEdPORTAL Resource: Taking the VITALS to Interrupt Microaggressions