Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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The Tennessee chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is committed to providing equitable and inclusive care to the diverse patient population across our state so that every child and adolescent may achieve optimal health and well-being. 

Please see below for resources and reading lists that may be helpful to you.

If you have any suggestions or feedback, please email maya.neeley@vumc.org


Resource List:

The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health

Providing Care for Children in Immigrant Families

Ensuring Comprehensive Care and Support for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Adolescents

Necessary Conversations: Understanding Racism as a Barrier to Achieving Health Equity

AAP Racial Equity Course (free to members)

Health Equity for Children with Special Health Needs

The Intersection of Race, Racism, and Child Health


Overcoming Asian and Pacific Islander Racism

Infant Mortality in Rural Areas, Structural Inequities (Additional Reading Here)

Office-based care for LGBTQI youth

Discrimination and the role of the clinician

Eliminating Race Based Medicine

Bright Futures Health Equity Resources


Healthy Children has a number of articles helpful for both practitioners and patients/families, see examples below:


Reading List:

Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare, the Institute of Medicine

Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, James Jones

Citizen, An American Lyric, Claudia Rankine

A Disability History of the United States, Kim Nielsen

Belonging: the Key to Transforming and Maintaining Diversity, Inclusion, and Equality at Work, Sue Unerman

Invisible Women, Caroline Criada-Perez

The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabella Wilkerson

How to Survive a Plague, David France

The Health Gap, Michael Marmot