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COCP Health Equity


Reducing childhood health disparities and achieving health equity are core to the Council on Community Pediatrics mission. Health equity is also a universal principle on the AAP Agenda for Children.



"Health Equity and Children's Rights". Pediatrics Vol. 125 No. 4

"Starting Early: A Life-Course Perspective on Child Health Disparities - Developing a Research Action Agenda". Pediatrics November 2009; 124 Vol. 124 Supplement 3

"Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health and Health Care of Children." Pediatrics Vol 125 (4) April 2010

Ensuring Culturally Effective Pediatric Care: Implications for Education and Health Policy
Pediatrics Vol. 114 No. 6 December 2004

Enhancing the Diversity of the Pediatrician Workforce
Pediatrics Vol. 119 No. 4 April 2007

Providing Care for Immigrant, Homeless, and Migrant Children Pediatrics Vol 115 (4) April 2005

Practice Tools

AAP Toolkit Culturally Effective Care Toolkit

Educational Goals and Objectives for Culturally Effective Pediatric Care for Residents in Pediatrics

Culturally Effective Care in the Medical Home

Culturally Effective Pediatric Care in a Community-based Health Program

Putting Health Literacy into Practice: A Pediatric Approach

Additional Resources

AAP Principles to Reduce Disparities and Promote Equity in Children's Health Care.

Children's Rights Curriculum

For more information about the Council on Community Pediatrics, contact COCP Staff.


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