Disparities in Child Health

A Solutions-Based Approach

  • Michelle A. Lopez
  • Elissa Z. Faro
  • Suzette O. Oyeku
  • Jean L. Raphael

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Public Health book series (BRIEFSPUBLIC)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Child Health book sub series (BRIEFSCHILD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Jean L. Raphael, Michelle A. Lopez
    Pages 1-10
  3. Michelle A. Lopez
    Pages 25-29
  4. Jean L. Raphael
    Pages 47-52
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 57-59

About this book


This forward-looking resource shines needed light on—and offers realistic solutions for eliminating—health disparities affecting one of the most vulnerable populations: children. Its multilevel framework identifies sources of pediatric health inequities in developmental, societal, familial, financial, and service delivery contexts and sets out innovations for breaking down and addressing longstanding concerns. Plentiful opportunities are described for reducing gaps and promoting equity at various service platforms, from locally-based improvements to systemwide tech upgrades, that can be used as models for revamping larger health policy. And the authors’ long-term perspective emphasizes screening, wellness care, early intervention, and prevention strategies to support young patients in the transitions between childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood.

Included in this compact idea book:

  • Disparities in child health: a review
  • Quality of care in pediatrics and health disparities: the increasing role of quality improvement science
  • Community health worker interventions
  • Technology-based interventions to address pediatric health disparities
  • Place-based strategies in promoting health equity
  • Future directions for a solutions-based approach

With its clear delineation of issues and priorities, and its workable recommendations for addressing them, Disparities in Child Health is a ready source of ideas and advocacy for practitioners and researchers in pediatrics, maternal and child health, and general practice/family medicine.


Health Disparities Life Course Model Health policy Health inequities Health inequalities Child health and development Child and adolescent health Health care interventions Socioeconomic status Affordable Care Act ACA Health care disparities Pediatric health Clinician decision support Patient management

Authors and affiliations

  • Michelle A. Lopez
    • 1
  • Elissa Z. Faro
    • 2
  • Suzette O. Oyeku
    • 3
  • Jean L. Raphael
    • 4
  1. 1.Pediatrics-Hospital MedicineBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Division of Academic General PediatricsAlbert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA
  3. 3.Division of Academic General PediatricsAlbert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA
  4. 4.Pediatrics-Academic GeneralBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-03209-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-03210-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-3698
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-3701
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