Urban, Low-income, African American Well-Child Care: Parent and Provider Perspectives and Expectations
Name of Award
2019 Carol Easley Denny Award
Kara Koschmann, Assistant Professor of Nursing, is awarded $5,000 for her project “Urban, Low-income, African American Well-Child Care: Parent and Provider Perspectives and Expectations.”
Well-child care, a child’s routine visits to his or her healthcare provider to monitor growth and development and provide parent education and support, is the foundation of pediatric health promotion. Low-income, African American parents report lower overall primary care quality, including poor provider relationships and poor outcomes of well-child care. There is growing scientific evidence about the importance of addressing social determinants of health, such as poverty, systemic racism, and poor healthcare, to achieve health equity. Ensuring that well-child care is fulfilling its potential to mitigate these negative effects on child health is imperative. Koschmann will conduct focus group sessions with low- income, African American parents and children, and will conduct unstructured, narrative interviews with pediatric healthcare provider key-informants in order to understand the perspectives of well-child care for urban, low-income, African American children from both parents and healthcare providers to improve their healthcare quality.
Koschmann, Kara, "Urban, Low-income, African American Well-Child Care: Parent and Provider Perspectives and Expectations" (2019). Internal Grant Awards. 285.