Racially isolated neighborhoods typically have fewer primary health care physicians. As a result, children living in those neighborhoods often receive less routine preventive health care. This has resulted in unique health problems for children in low-SES neighborhoods (e.g., iron-deficiency anemia and lead poisoning, or asthma from living in less healthy environments). Rothstein suggests putting full health-service clinics in less healthy environments as a way to help narrow this gap.
Dr. Barrett discussed adopting a curricula that reflects the spectrum of human diversity, especially the students and families within our respective schools and communities.