Atopic Dermatitis

Ohio AAP’s Quality Improvement (QI) Program Understanding Healthcare Disparities & Health Equity in Atopic Dermatitis Patients provides education and training on improving recognition, diagnosis and management of atopic dermatitis, especially in patients with skin of color, in the pediatric primary care setting.

Atopic dermatitis (AD), or eczema, affects approximately 9.6 million individuals under the age of 18 in the U.S. One-third of children and adolescents have moderate to severe disease. People of all skin colors, races and ethnicities can be affected by atopic dermatitis.

By the numbers…19% Black or African American, 16% White, 13% Asian or Pacific Islander, 13% Native American and 8% Hispanic/Latinx. Many pediatricians do not feel prepared to treat AD and there are very few pediatric dermatologists in Ohio and Indiana. The Ohio AAP works to provide education and resources to providers in Ohio, and beyond, to positively impact as many children as possible.