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Charting Pediatrics

Jun 21, 2022

The American Academy of Pediatrics defines culturally sensitive care as “the delivery of care within the context of appropriate physician knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of all cultural distinctions leading to optimal health outcomes.”  In addition, providing culturally safe and sensitive care enhances patient-centered care which is one of the 6 aims of quality as defined by the Institute of Medicine and a part of the Triple Aim for populations as defined by the Institute for Health Improvement.  Today, we are going to hear from the authors of a review article that identified culturally sensitive interventions in pediatric primary care settings.  It was published in the February 2022 issue of Pediatrics.

Today, I am happy to be speaking with Dr. Maya Ragavan and Dr. John, JC, Cowden. Maya is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Maya is also a Community Partnered Researcher, and a general Pediatrician. JC is Professor of Pediatrics, a qualified bilingual primary care pediatrician, the Culture and Language Coaching Program Director and the Health Equity Integration Project Leader at Children’s Mercy Kansas City.