ACT for Adolescent Health provider resources
Virtual Conferences Coming Soon!

SAHM Annual Meeting 2021
March 10-12, 2021
(Early registration discounts end January 27)

Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine

Under the theme Mapping an Agenda to Transform the Future of Adolescent Health, the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine will offer a virtual annual meeting this year. SAHM invites multidisciplinary professionals to connect, engage, and generate strategies that ensure all young people achieve healthy and meaningful lives in the next decade and beyond.
2021 Conference on Adolescent Health
May 13-14, 2021
Earlybird registration opens February 15

Adolescent Health Initiative, Michigan Medicine

The Adolescent Health Initiative has announced that its annual conference will be entirely virtual this year (with reduced prices). You can expect an interdisciplinary schedule of speakers, opportunities for Continuing Education credits, exciting new sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities, and even a virtual networking session.
Bias: Policy Statements and Commentary
Racism Is a Public Health Issue

Systemic Racism is a Public Health Crisis
NICHM Foundation

This infographic clarifies the relationship between long-standing social and economic inequities and health disparities affecting Black Americans, over the life course and in relation to COVID-19.

Advancing Racial Equity
American Public Health Association

This webinar series and discussion guide offer an in-depth look at racism as a driving force of the social determinants of health and equity. Presenters highlight collective and individual actions we can take to advance racial equity and justice. Links are also provided to many additional APHA racism and health resources.

Understanding and Combating Bias
Implicit Biases Have an Explicit Impact on Healthcare Outcomes
American Journal of Managed Care
This newsletter article gives an overview of implicit bias using obesity stigma as an example.
Implicit Association Tests
Project Implicit, Harvard University
Implicit Association Tests (IAT) measure attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to acknowledge.
SAHM Anti-Racism Toolkit
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
SAHM’s Diversity Committee has created this toolkit to provide access to resources to help adolescent health professionals combat racism, promote racial justice, reduce health disparities, and advance health equity for youth.
Promoting Culturally Responsive Care for Adolescents

Adolescent Health Initiative

In this recorded webinar, presenters discuss key concepts about providing culturally responsive health care to young people and reflect on various cultural norms unique to adolescence.
Starter Guide: LGBTQ+ Youth-Friendly Services
Adolescent Health Initiative

The Starter Guides are mini-toolkits that offer concrete, actionable steps to improve adolescent care. LGBTQ+ individuals are more likely to have had negative experiences with health care systems, affecting their likelihood of seeking services. There are several practices that can help us deliver respectful care and improve patient experience.
National CLAS Standards
HHS - Think Cultural Health

The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care offer a blueprint to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities.

CLAS in School Nursing
HHS - Think Cultural Health

This presentation discusses culturally and linguistically appropriate services in school nursing. It presents ways that school nurses can provide the best care possible to every student and family they serve, no matter their cultural or linguistic background.
Video Units
HHS - Think Cultural Health

Watch case study videos about a culturally and linguistically appropriate clinical encounter to learn more about applying the National CLAS Standards in daily work. Videos are specifically geared toward pediatrics, surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology.
Continuing Education
A Physician's Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care
HHS - Think Cultural Health

Earn credits while exploring engaging cases and learning about cultural competency in health care.

Unconscious Bias in Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
This CME activity provides education on unconscious bias in the academic medicine workplace. Case studies with examples of unconscious bias, self-assessment opportunities, and exploring bias-busting strategies will enable learners to understand how to bring the content into their own unique environments.

How Does Implicit Bias by Physicians Affect Patients' Health Care?
American Psychological Association

This article discusses research into bias and possible interventions to improve patient-physician interactions.

Think Cultural Health: Education

These free continuing education e-learning programs are designed to help health care providers deliver culturally and linguistically appropriate services.

Bias Research

Implicit Bias and Racial Disparities in Health Care
American Bar Association

This brief article describes some of the research behind the assertion that unconscious racial bias impacts health for Black Americans.

Implicit Bias in Healthcare Professionals: A Systematic Review
BMC Medical Ethics

This 2017 review examines the evidence that health care professionals display implicit biases towards patients.
This newsletter was developed with funding provided by the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Maternal & Child Health, Division of Family Health. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the ACT for Youth Center for Community Action and do not necessarily represent the views of the New York State Department of Health.
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