Program for Equity in Adolescent & Child Health

Research and improvement are the processes; equity is the outcome

Welcome to PEACH, the Program for Equity in Adolescent & Child Health

The Program for Equity in Adolescent & Child Health (PEACH) is an innovative research and improvement program committed to improving equity in pediatric care and experience. We take an interdisciplinary, data-driven approach to identifying inequities and use quality improvement expertise to develop systems-level approaches to eliminating any inequities identified. PEACH is supported by 11 clinical departments/divisions in the School of Medicine, along with Mott Hospital, the Office for Health Equity and Inclusion, Poverty Solutions, and several other units at the University of Michigan.  In addition, this project was made possible by funding provided by the Children's Foundation.

If there is an equity issue you’ve thought about, observed, or experienced and want to work with PEACH to evaluate and address it, please share your idea here and we will reach out to schedule a meeting with you.

Note that residents and fellows are welcome to work with PEACH but require a committed faculty or senior staff mentor to serve as a co-lead on the project and share responsibility for its completion.

If you’re curious about the project guidelines or want to know more about PEACH and what’s involved in exploring an equity issue, we would love to hear from you!

11.7.23 work-in-progress session

Jennifer Erb-Downward, MPH, presents on her project examining whether children whose caregivers report a concern about housing or food insecurity receive appropriate referrals to services within the primary care setting. And Melinda Rushing, PhD, presents on her project focusing on whether there are any associations between pain-treatment inequities in the Mott emergency department and uncontrolled pain episodes during subsequent admissions.