Addressing Inequities

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Many children face health disadvantages that are the result of inequities.

Find out how we can better, and more equitably, help those children have the best possible health outcomes.

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Advocating for Families Locally and Nationally

In a conversation with Mike Patrick, MD, Emergency Medicine physician at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, renowned physician/advocate Benard Dreyer, MD talks about how he began advocating for children’s health as a pediatrician – and how others can as well.

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Expanding Mental Health Care in the Black Community

“Only about 5% of practicing psychologists are Black, and that number is even lower when it comes to those who specialize in pediatric care,” notes The Columbus Dispatch, in exploring the many reasons why some Black people both do not receive and do not seek out mental health care.

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Exploring the Gap in Urban and Rural Health Care For Children

While it’s long been clear that children in rural areas have reduced access to some kinds of health care services compared to their urban peers, understanding the specifics of the care gap has proven difficult, because population-level data on utilization is split among many insurers and providers.

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How is Racism a Public Health Crisis?

Nationwide Children’s Hospital, along with many other health care and government organizations, has declared racism a “public health crisis.” But what exactly does that mean?

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Pediatric Vital Signs

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a number of community partners launched the first effort of its kind in the United States to measure and improve the health of every child: Pediatric Vital Signs.

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Talking to Children About Race and Racism

It’s particularly important that parents and other caregivers talk to their children about race. Whitney Raglin Bignall, PhD, Ariana Hoet, PhD, and Jaquelyn Doxie King, PhD, share their advice for taking addressing these complicated subjects with children of all ages.

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What Is Health Equity?

“Health Equity” is a hot topic across health care, and it has become a renewed focus for Nationwide Children’s Hospital as it works to improve outcomes for all children. But what, exactly, do experts and policy makers mean when they talk about health equity?

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At Nationwide Children's Hospital, we align our strategy with the Best People and Best Programs to achieve the best outcomes.

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Health Equity Research

The mission of the Center for Child Health Equity and Outcomes Research is to advance child health and wellbeing through research in and across clinical care, health services, health policy and community initiatives.

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Housing and Community Development

Healthy Neighborhoods Healthy Families (HNHF), an initiative composed of faith-based organizations, community development organizations, youth-serving nonprofits and local public schools, seeks to create positive health outcomes in the community.

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Infant Mortality

The greatest gift our community can give each baby is a healthy and safe first year of life that sets him or her on a path to thrive each year beyond that. To do so, CelebrateOne and its partners take on the most significant factors that contribute to Columbus’ high infant mortality rate.