Culture, Ethnicity & Health Care SIG

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SIG purpose/mission:
Continuing the tradition of its founders, the focus of our SIG is on research, education, and policy/advocacy about cultural issues (including race/ethnicity and linguistic issues), and how these issues impact children's health and healthcare.

Current SIG goals:

  • Bring together pediatricians from across the country and create a community of people with shared interests in culture, ethnicity, and healthcare. 

  • Define a set of urgent priorities and unanswered questions regarding cultural, ethnic, and linguistic issues in children's health and healthcare
  • Identify potential projects for the group to work on together focusing on cultural/linguistic issues in the areas of research, education, and policy/advocacy 

Annual summary:
Please add Tania Caballero as a Junior Co-Chair. Her contact information is as follows:   Tania Maria Caballero, MD MHS FAAP   Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center    At PAS 2019 our session is entitled Immigration Policy at the
Bedside:What we know and what we can do about adversity and developmental outcomes in Latino immigrant children. This will be a joint session with the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics SIG.   We invite you to join us for a timely, action-oriented session discussing the developmental, behavioral, and mental health impacts of current immigration policy on Latino immigrant children. The session will begin with experts highlighting the current state of policy and the relevant developmental science. We will then hear from researchers and clinicians working to understand and mitigate the negative developmental impacts of immigration-related adversity, followed by moderated break-out sessions to discuss how these research priorities and innovative programs might be moved forward and applied more broadly, including by session participants. 

Other groups (other SIGs and other groups not in the APA) that work in your area of interest:  

APA Race in Medicine SIG
APA Women in Medicine SIG 
APA Serving the Underserved SIG 
APA LGBTQ Health and Well-being SIG 
APA Health Literacy SIG 
APA Global Health SIG 
AAP Immigrant Health SIG 

Current SIG Co-Chairs:

Tania Maria Caballero, MD, MHS
510 S. Ann St Apt 303
Baltimore, MD 21231
Phone: (410) 614-0910

Lisa DeCamp, MD, MSPH
8697 East 35th Ave
Denver, CO 80238
Phone: (410) -84-1997

K. Casey Lion, MD, MPH
M/S CW 8-6
Seattle, WA 98145-5005
Phone: (206) 884-1049




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