Concrete interventions that advance antiracism within the field of neonatology are required to address neonatal racial/ethnic health inequities and improve care and outcomes for historically marginalized patients and families.
Although the role of racism in every aspect of life in the United States has been well-researched and documented for decades, (1)(2) the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, ignited a cultural movement in American society to address systemic racism in concrete ways. (3) Antiracism, the process of actively identifying and opposing racism, can be applied to all fields of medicine, including neonatology. (4) In this article, we provide a comprehensive (though not exhaustive) compendium of possible approaches neonatologists and other neonatal health care professionals may take to conduct antiracist work throughout many aspects of their careers.
Reference: Neoreviews (2022) 23 (1): e1–e12. | https://doi.org/10.1542/neo.23-1-e1