This report is a rapid evidence synthesis on racism and child and youth health commissioned by VicHealth to inform policy, practice and research. Racism and racial discrimination are fundamental causes and determinants of health and health inequalities globally. Children and young people are particularly vulnerable to racism’s harms. Intergroup attitudes, beliefs and behaviours are also established in childhood, making this a priority time for action.
The evidence outlined in this report will enable a more detailed understanding of the response required by VicHealth and its stakeholders to address racism as a fundamental cause of health and health inequalities for children and young people.