august, 2021

25aug10:30 am11:45 pmTransforming Child Health Care Through Anti-Racist, Family-Driven Approaches (with Dr. Ben Danielson) Event Organized By: Center for Health Care Strategies Event Type:WebinarIn-person or Online:Online

Event Details

The child health care field is embracing a shift from the traditional child-focused model of well and sick visits to a more upstream preventive, holistic focus on children, their families, and the systems and communities they interact with regularly. Pediatric practices are also beginning to adopt policy and practice changes that reflect a need for explicit anti-racism in health care delivery to reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes for children of all races and ethnicities.

This webinar, hosted by CHCS with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will explore the need to transform child health care from three unique perspectives — a pediatrician, a family advocate, and a children’s health clinic director. The featured speakers — Ben Danielson MD, pediatrician; Hala Durrah, MTA, patient and family engagement consultant and advocate; and Carey Howard, MPH, program director at a pediatric clinic — serve as advisors for CHCS’ Accelerating Child Health Transformation initiative, which seeks to accelerate the adoption of key strategies necessary to advance family-centered pediatric practice. They will highlight key strategies for child health care transformation: (1) adopting anti-racist practices and policies to advance health equity; (2) co-creating equitable partnerships with patients, families, and medical care teams; and (3) identifying family strengths and health-related social needs to promote resilience.

Health care policymakers, medical professionals, state officials, family advocates, community-based organization staff, and other interested stakeholders are invited to join this 75-minute event.

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Renée Boynton-Jarrett, MD, pediatrician, Boston Medical Center and Founding Director, Vital Village
Ben Danielson, MD, clinical professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine and Pediatrician, University of Washington Medicine
Hala Durrah, MTA, patient and family engagement consultant and advocate
Carey Howard, MPH, program director, Center for the Urban Child and Healthy Family, Boston Medical Center



(Wednesday) 10:30 am - 11:45 pm