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Many of the conversations I've had about health disparities (admittedly influenced by my being an adult provider) have focused on adults. I wanted to make sure we had an opportunity on this forum to discuss unique considerations in the pediatric population. Are there models like patient navigator or community-health worker programs focusing on pediatric populations? Is it as easy as connecting the parents of children to social services / resources? Although root causes of health disparities in adults and children are the same, I am assuming that the knowledge of health disparities in adults cannot be extrapolated to children given different epidemiologies, developmental changes, and dependency of children. Would love to hear the groups' thoughts.