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Racism: Uncovering and Preventing Biases

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Embrace diversity and work to eliminate racism.
Air Date: 11/5/19
Duration: 22:36
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Jacqueline Dougé, MD, MPH, FAAP
Dr. DougeJacqueline Dougé, MD, MPH, FAAP, is currently the Bureau Director of Health Services at the Howard County Health Department (HCHD) in Columbia, MD. Dr. Dougé holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Medical Degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Rutgers University. Prior to joining HCHD, she served as the Deputy Health Officer for the Frederick County Health Department.

Dr. Dougé’s experience includes general pediatric practice, school-based health centers, project management, policy development, program development, program evaluation, health promotion, health disparities, media, adolescent health, school health, cultural competency, and community engagement.  In addition, Dr. Douge is a writer and is the host and producer of two podcasts, What is Black and Talking About Books for Kids

Dr. Dougé has served in several volunteer and leadership roles, including the American Academy of Pediatrics Public Health Special Interest Group Co-chair, Howard County School Health Council, Practical Playbook National Advisory Committee Member, member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion f and Past President of the Maryland Public Health Association.  She resides in Frederick, Maryland, with her husband and two sons.
Racism: Uncovering and Preventing Biases
Your responsibility as a parent is to encourage an understanding and appreciation for diversity. Racism affects all people.

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First, you have to acknowledge that bias is real. Then, you have to encourage the individuals who have conscious biases to be better. Discuss the challenges that come up for yourself and your children.

Biases start early. Your children are exposed to biases as early as preschool. Establish a safe space to talk about the things they hear and see in the world.

Listen as Dr. Jackie Dougé joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss racism and bias.

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