The Council on Community Pediatrics and Committee on Native American Child Health prepared the linked article on Health Equity and Child Rights for PEDIATRICS, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
"Many children in the United States fail to reach their full health and developmental potential. Disparities in their health and well-being result from the complex interplay of multiple social and environmental determinants that are not adequately addressed by current standards of pediatric practice or public policy. Integrating the principles and practice of child health equity— children’s rights, social justice, human
capital investment, and health equity ethics—into pediatrics will address the root causes of child health disparities."