The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health
Posted by Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity on August 27, 2019
Despite some progress toward racial equity, a growing body of research is establishing the negative effects of racism on the health and well-being of children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. The American Academy of Pediatrics this month released a policy statement outlining the evidence base on the role of racism in child and adolescent development and health outcomes. The impact of racism has been linked to birth disparities and mental health problems in children and adolescents, chronic stress that predisposes individuals to chronic disease, and racial disparities in infant mortality and low birth weight.
More in "New Resources"
- New Report: Getting More Philadelphians Back to Work: Business Density and the Role of Black and Minority Owned Businesses
- American Views 2020: Trust, Media and Democracy, A Deepening Divide
- Trauma-Informed Principles for Online Teaching and Learning Spaces
Stay Current in Philly's Higher Education and Nonprofit Sector
We compile a weekly email with local events, resources, national conferences, calls for proposals, grant, volunteer and job opportunities in the higher education and nonprofit sectors.