General Pediatrics & Adolescent Health
As faculty, staff, and trainees of the Interdisciplinary Training Fellowship Programs in child, adolescent, and young adult health, we stand for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. These core values guide how we engage in research, training, clinical practice, outreach, and advocacy. We know racism and other forms of oppression are harmful to the lives and wellbeing of young people and the spheres of connections surrounding them, such as families and neighborhoods. We feel an urgent sense of responsibility to do our part to prevent, reverse, and end this harm. Therefore, in all our work, we pledge to use an intersectional lens of justice, antiracism, and anti-oppression to advance systems in which all youth can live to their fullest potential, and to train the next generation of leaders to do the same We take on this mission both individually and collectively through personal learning and reflection as well as organizational change. We join with our community - especially marginalized young people, youth-serving organizations, and our faculty, staff, and trainees from non-dominant groups - in our commitment to advance youth-centered justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Our work is informed by the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine’s position paper
Racism and its Harmful Effects on Nondominant Racial-Ethnic Youth and Youth-Serving Providers: A Call to Action for Organizational Change.
Through its Interdisciplinary Fellowship & LEAH programs, the Division prepares pre- and post-doctoral fellows from the disciplines of medicine, social work, nursing, psychology, nutrition, and public health for leadership careers in academia, public agencies, and youth-serving community-based organizations, including local, state, and national and social service organizations.
Learn more about our recent graduates.
Our division collaborates with several community clinics to provide pediatric services from birth to young adulthood. We provide general pediatric primary care as well as specialty care in adolescent health. Areas of expertise and interest include healthy youth development, positive parenting, care coordination for children and youth with chronic conditions, advancing health equity among vulnerable youth and under-resourced populations, and addressing social determinants of health. Learn more about our clinical sites.
The Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health is committed to achieving health, justice, and positive development for all children, youth, and families through community-centered health care, research, education, and advocacy.
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General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
Department of Pediatrics
University of Minnesota
717 Delaware St SE, 3rd Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55414-2959
Fax: (612) 626-2134