A promise to our patients.

The past few months have been chaotic and troubling as we face all that the COVID19 pandemic brings. The isolation and uncertainty of what “tomorrow” will look like is fueling uneasiness. Emotions are raw. The recent series of atrocities in Minneapolis and communities around the country are intensifying vulnerability. A sense of safety, deserved by all, is understandably eroded~~especially for people of color.Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents condemns violence and hatred. We believe that all people deserve respect, having their voice heard, and compassionate care. We acknowledge that the field of medicine continues to struggle with racial bias that impacts quality and comprehensive medical care for people of color. We also realize that what is not needed is an empty apology. What is needed is action. We want to serve families equitably, which means we must take responsibility for unlearning racism and helping others do the same. To do our best to stand in solidarity against systemic racism we are committing to identify an action plan to help all at CHP-A deal with the root issues. We ask you to join and strengthen the stand for justice by dedicating time to listening and learning from experts in the field about racism and what it means to unlearn it. We are compiling a list of resources and will post as soon as gathered. We welcome suggestions and recommendations and will review and adjust our list. We also encourage you to schedule time to talk with your pediatrician and/or have your child do the same if there are pressing concerns or points of confusion. We do not have all the answers, we are committed to, imperfectly and humbly, helping parents and children tackle tough issues.