Promoting equity and reducing health disparities among racially/ethnically diverse adolescents: A position paper of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

Lisa Barkley, Cheryl Kodjo, Kimberly J. West, Dzung X. Vo, Veenod L. Chulani, Maria Veronica Svetaz, Mae Seely Sylvester, Paritosh Kaul, Manuel Oscos Sanchez

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Abstract

With this paper, five key domains of advocacy, clinical care and health promotion, education and health services delivery, workforce and professional development, and research are 806 Position paper / Journal of Adolescent Health 52 (2013) 804e807 identified. All five require attention in order to reach the overarching goal of health equity for adolescents and young adults. SAHM believes that achieving health equity is related to its organizational mission and vision and is a key factor in driving excellence in adolescent health and medicine. SAHM will continue to expand its capacity, being introspective as an organization as well as make recommendations to others, in an effort to be collaborative and inclusive of professionals, programs, and systems that represent and serve the diverse populations for whom the Society advocates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)804-807
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Volume52
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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