But how do we come to know and understand the family, the community, and the culture of the children/families we serve? How do we learn about and “hold” what’s important to families while we walk alongside them in a culturally responsive and family-centered way? And how can we reduce disparities by ensuring that we are providing accessible and equitable care?
The following materials support HealthySteps sites with efforts to prioritize quality, family-centered, culturally responsive care:
- Information about health disparities based in race and ethnicity and the role that HealthySteps can play in reducing those disparities,
- A two-pager providing an example of what this looks like in practice, and
- A diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and belonging (DEIAB) self-assessment for HealthySteps sites and Specialists, including guidance and resources for developing a DEIAB action plan.
We encourage members of the HealthySteps network to download these materials and discuss them with your team. HealthySteps Connect is another great resource for connecting with others from across the network to understand how they are working to advance health equity.