The researcher issues an urgent call to action to help end critical delays in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder in children of color stemming from structural racism and implicit bias.
Racial Bias and Equity
Racial disparities in health outcomes have largely been shown to stem from structural racism and social determinants of health — factors such as inequitable access to economic opportunity, quality education, affordable and healthy foods, and a safe community. While the responsibility of eliminating racial disparities is shared also by the community and policymakers, healthcare providers can have immense impact through research, care models, training, and advocacy.
In 'The State of Race,' experts shine a light on the existing inequities laid bare by the pandemic and the need to move beyond good intentions to real change.
A survey of pediatric residency program directors across the country reveals that effective implicit bias training is lacking, but educators don’t have the guidance needed for improvements.
Physicians are in a unique position of status. It's our duty to be critical of all aspects that impact patients and colleagues — and then to act.