Health Care Disparities in Children:
A Joint Article Collection from Journal of Pediatric Health Care and The Journal of Pediatrics
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the effects of toxic stresses in our society that stem from systematic and structural racism and inequities. Such stresses include poverty, homelessness, disabilities, unemployment, civil unrest, food insecurity, substance abuse, social isolation and limited access to care. The purpose of this virtual issue compiled by The Journal of Pediatrics and the Journal of Pediatric Health Care is to further name and explicate health care disparities in children and youth associated with toxic stress, and to highlight approaches to reduce such inequities.
Physical, Mental Health and Developmental Conditions, and Sociodemographic Characteristics Associated With Adverse Childhood Experiences Among Young Children in Pediatric Primary CareTo examine associations between patient characteristics and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in a population-based sample of pediatric primary care patients, using electronic health records and clinical, administrative data.
When Families Do Not Request Help: Assessing a Social Determinants of Health Screening Tool in PracticeUsing pediatric social determinants of health screening data from a large medical system, we explored social needs dislosures and identified which needs were associated with resource connection requests.