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Charting Pediatrics

Jan 18, 2022

Systemic racism is a crisis that daily impacts our patients and the communities in which we as Pediatricians practice medicine. As healthcare providers it is our responsibility to uphold values of justice, inclusion and equity as we serve our patient families as child advocates. Today, we will dive into what health equity is and the challenges that must be navigated in addressing health disparities, including understanding gaps of inclusion and equity in our hospital and clinics as a crucial first step in ensuring health justice for our patient families and colleagues.

Today's discussion is such an important conversation for us to share with each of you, our listeners. I am fortunate to be joined by my colleagues Robert Franklin II and Dr. Brandi Freeman.

Brandi and Robert work together for Diversity Health Equity and Inclusion at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Robert serves as the Program Manager and Brandi as the Associate Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the department of Pediatrics. Brandi is also Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.