Webinar Featuring Youth: “Impact of Youth Voices in Transforming Pediatric Care”

The following is featured on the Center for Health Care Strategies resource page.

“Though children and adolescents are at the center of pediatrics as the recipients of care, their voices are often missing from conversations about how to transform the field to better meet their needs and support their lifelong health. Inviting youth to the table during these efforts – and creating equitable partnerships with them – offers a unique perspective that can help accelerate opportunities to improve pediatric care delivery. Some pediatric health care teams are learning how including youth voices can inform policy and practice changes and are seeking ways to overcome hurdles currently preventing youth participation in transformation efforts.

This webinar spotlighted promising strategies for inviting youth perspectives to inform pediatric practice transformation efforts. Presenters, including a nationally recognized youth leader, a pediatrician, and youth advisors, shared their experiences empowering youth to contribute to health care transformation, with a focus on peer-to-peer supports, access to needed resources, and involving youth in advocacy. This webinar is a product of Accelerating Child Health Transformation (ACHT), a national initiative led by the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that seeks to accelerate the adoption of key strategies necessary to advance anti-racist and family-centered pediatric practice.

This webinar is the second in a two-part series on Expanding Patient and Family Engagement to Improve Pediatric Care that highlighted the value of co-creating equitable partnerships between patients, families, community, and multidisciplinary care teams. This webinar focused on the importance of involving youth in child health care transformation.”

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