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.

Annual summary:
This year at the annual PAS meeting in Baltimore we had a combined event with the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics SIG entitled, “Immigration Policy at the Bedside: What we know and what we can do about adversity and developmental outcomes in Latino immigrant children” Our objectives were to provide an overview of current immigration policy and its impact on children along with the known impact of childhood adversity on development. We followed this overview by inviting researchers with expertise in mental health and quality improvement to discuss their specific research as case studies of how adversity in Latino immigrant population is currently being studied and approached. There was open discussion around strengths and limitations in current research, how to prioritize new research questions, and we discussed innovative program ideas being proposed and piloted around the country.  

  Current SIG goals:

  • Formally change the name to Latino Child Health Research SIG.
  • To identify priorities among the SIG members for programming at PAS.
  • Identify one potential small, attainable project for interested members of the group to collaborate on as we explore how the new SIG will use strengths and member interest to direct research priorities.

Other groups (other SIGs and other groups not in the APA) that work in your area of interest:
APA Race in Medicine SIG APA Serving the Underserved SIG APA Global Health SIG AAP Immigrant Health SIG APA Developmental Pediatrics SIG APA Patient and Family -Centered Care 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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