Pediatric Group Looks to 'Right the Wrongs' by Ending Race-Based Medical Guidance

The American Academy of Pediatrics Chair has announced a new policy to eliminate race-based guidance in order to address systemic and structural inequities in pediatric health care. Dr. Nia Heard-Garris, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Chicago Lurie Children's Hospital and the American Academy of Pediatrics chair on minority health, equity, and inclusion joined Cheddar News to talk about the change. "Now is our opportunity to try to right the wrongs and correct injustices that have been perpetuated over years," she said. "These algorithms and these guidelines and policies weren't intended to be racist or use race-based language that would harm Black, brown, and other folks of color, but that's exactly what they did."
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