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Contact: Debbie Jacobson
American Academy of Pediatrics

Child health disparities are not inevitable

NEW ORLEANS – A day before pediatricians gather in New Orleans for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition, the AAP will host a day-long seminar on health disparities.

The Pediatrics for the 21st Century program, "Embracing Every Child: Combating Health Disparities in Your Practice and Community," shows it is possible to reduce health disparities by using quality improvement practice strategies and partnering with community resources. Taking place from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the program offers practical tips to provide patient-centered, high-quality and equitable care for an increasingly diverse child population. The program will include presentations from the following experts in child health disparities:


The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. For more information, visit www.aap.org.

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