The Office of Child Health Equity (OCHE) envisions a world where all children reach their full potential. We strive to create communities and a world where healthcare and life outcomes are equitable and just.


  • Second Harvest Community Partnership Award

  • The OCHE is excited to announce our community partner, Second Harvest, has been awarded the Community Partnership Award with OCHE. Nominations are made by campus and community leaders, and the selection committee awards projects that demonstrate excellence in three criteria: meets a need; creatively connects campus and community; and engages students, staff, and/or faculty in service. 

  • The award is intended to spotlight people who forge meaningful collaboration between Stanford University and our local communities 

  • Published April 12, 2024

Carlos Seligo, Program in Human Biology

  • Health Equity in the Classroom

  • The OCHE’s Dr. Janine Bruce and Dr. Lisa Chamberlain, was featured for their work on the course HumBio 122H, Social and Environmental Determinants of Health. The course introduces students to social determinants and health equity through community-based service and engagement with community partners to address health disparities.

Published April 12, 2024

  • New OCHE Health Policy Fellow: Vivien Sun, MD

  • New OCHE Health Policy Fellow in the new cohort at through the Health Policy Scholars Program (HPSP) - Academic Pediatric Association”

The APA Health Policy Scholars Program (HPSP) is a 3-year faculty development program designed to educate APA members on the development of a systematic and scholarly approach to health policy and advocacy.

Published April 12, 2024

On Saturday, March 23, 2024, the Division of Cardiology: Ariya Nu Chau MD, Eric Hong PA, Vanesa Guzman, and Nicoshi Marzette spent the morning and early afternoon at Heart Center Volunteering with Second Harvest Food Bank.

Published April 12, 2024

Spotlight Presentations

From October 16-17th, co-director of Policy Participation, Peace Dike, was invited to be a speaker on a panel for the 27th Annual New Perspectives in Pediatric Liver Transplantation in Montreal, Canada. Read about her presentation below:

Topic: Improving access to pediatric liver transplantation

Specific lecture: (a) emphasizing the role of structural racism in the apparent racial and ethnic health care disparities in pediatric liver transplantation - highlighting notable disparities in pre-transplant outcomes in Black and Hispanic children, (b) share my current grant-funded research aimed at targeting the structural racism in our pre-transplant process to achieve equitable outcomes for all children awaiting liver transplantation by:

  • transparency in our institutional pre-transplant process through developing a live health equity dashboard,

  • determining psychosocial barriers in the pre-transplant process - and partnering with the patient/patient families and community-engaged partners to develop standardized screening tools and targeted interventions.

It was great to welcome back Congresswoman Kim Schrier, MD to Stanford, the first pediatrician in Congress. The OCHE was honored to host a discussion with the Congresswoman after her inspiring grand rounds presentation.

Spotlight Publications