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Our Responsibility to Follow Through for NICU Infants and Families

Pediatrics, June 2020

In our paper published in Pediatrics (online), we argue that it is our responsibility to follow through to address the social determinants of health with the same energy and expertise that we devote to the technical aspects of care.

Included in the paper are 68 potentially better practices that teams and individuals can commit to today to test and implement in the unit.

Authors: Jeffrey D. Horbar, MD; Erika M. Edwards, PhD, MPH; Yolanda Ogbolu, PhD, CRNP-Neonatal, FAAN

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Health and well being are largely determined by race, ethnicity, income, immigration status, and local neighborhood. The effects are pronounced for infants in NICU care.

There is much that we can and must do to address the social determinants of health.

VON’s Health Equity Learning Community is dedicated to follow through to address the social determinants of health with the same energy and expertise that we devote to the technical aspects of care.

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