SPN believes that it is the responsibility of every pediatric nurse to understand how health disparities influence the provision of person-centered care. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force has collated resources to guide your understanding and advocating for children. Resources related to several different topic areas related to health disparities including research, leadership, practice, education, and policy are available for you below. If you would like the task force to consider additional resources for the website, please email [email protected]


Health Equity and Research: Ending Structural Racism
National Institutes of Health focus on ending structural racism. This site provides numerous resources focusing on health equity and research.


CDC's Developing Inclusive Communication
This site provides resources on using a health equity lens, key principles, preferred terms, and developing inclusive communications.


CDC's Health Equity Guiding Principles: Inclusive Communication Principles
This site describes principles in creating community guidance and public health communications (images, words, phrases).

ANA National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing
This site has resources for what the nurse can do at an individual level.

AAP Bright Futures: Health Equity Resources for Healthcare Professionals
This site has resources to discuss the impact that things such as racism, bias, and discrimination can have on the health and well-being of patients.


National Center for Cultural Competence at Georgetown University
National Center for Cultural Competence focuses on racial justice, diversity, equity, and cultural and linguistic competent services for health and healthcare. This site provides a variety of free resources and assessments, applicable to the care of children and families.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing: Cultural Competency in Nursing Education
Provides a toolkit and other resources for nurses.


National Institutes of Health: Office Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
This site provides resources on equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) regarding civil rights and diversity policy development.