Diversity Equity and Inclusion Statement on Racism
As health care providers dedicated to promoting the health and wellness of pediatric populations and pediatricians in the District of Columbia, the DC Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics understands the direct impact of systemic racism on the communities in which we serve. As healthcare providers dedicated to promoting the health and wellness of the pediatric population in the District of Columbia, the DC AAP is committed to advancing the care of ALL children. We understand that we cannot accomplish this goal without tackling systemic racism and the many forms it shows up in the lives of the children for which we care.
DC AAP aims to foster an environment that supports people of all races, ethnicities, and cultures. The chapter aims to support systems that enable equitable access to resources so that our patients and members can thrive. DC AAP also endorses professional workshops and continuing learning opportunities that highlight programs that are diverse, equitable and inclusive.
Through advocacy, education, and support, we will strive to create a more equitable world for our patients. We will advocate locally and nationally to improve policies to ensure all our children have equal access to healthcare. We will educate our patients and our community to ensure we are delivering high quality equitable care through programs that are diverse, equitable and inclusive.
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