Module 6 – The Health impact of Racism on Children and Adolescents

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41st Annual Marty Sklaire Critical Issues on School Health Conference

Module 6 - The Health impact of Racism on Children and Adolescents



This is a didactic session that engages participants to critically examine the impacts of racism on child and adolescent health using a combination of historical and scientific data. Recommendations are grounded in the American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement on this topic.



Maria Trent, MD, MPH, FAAP, FSAHM

Endowed Professor of Pediatrics, American Health, and Nursing
Johns Hopkins University

Chief of the Division of Adolescent/ Young Adult Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


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  • Describe the levels of racism and the re-emergence of racism as a key determinant of health
  • Discuss the potential impacts of discrimination on children and families
  • Incorporate cultural competency, a raising resisters approach to anticipatory guidance, and scientific innovation as key strategies for reducing health disparities


Dr. Trent has disclosed that she has in the past 12 months received consulting fees from Church and Dwight (Trojan Sexual Health Advisory Council), Merck (Advisory Panel). She also has disclosed a relationship with SpeeDx, LLC (Research supplies to Johns Hopkins).