Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) has invested in innovative, inclusive and integral programs at Children’s Minnesota. And we are so grateful for the almost 90 years of support.
This year, CHA committed a record-breaking $743,300 to support Children’s growth across eighteen different programs.
Five pilot initiatives are among this year’s pledges, including a complex cardiac disease caregiver simulation that will teach life-sustaining care practices in a simulated, home-like environment. CHA is also supporting a hearing aid loaner bank with multi-lingual family education. This will be an essential step for inclusive amplification resources in Minnesota.
CHA has supported several of these programs since their inception, such as the Autism Spectrum Disorder Care Initiative. Since 2016, CHA has funded autism toolkits with distraction items for patient service areas, inpatient, outpatient, and clinical uses. The initiative has become a national role model for Autism Spectrum Disorder care with more than 1,100 items being restocked into existing toolkits so far this year.
“We know that rare and challenging circumstances require many hands and extraordinary care,” said Erin Bursch, executive director of CHA. “That’s why the Children’s Hospital Association is committed to Children’s Minnesota’s vision: to deliver health care unlike any other for the most amazing people on Earth.”
|Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Program||$25,000|
|Audiology – Improving Amplification Access and Family Education||$17,000|
|Autism Spectrum Disorder Care Initiative||$40,000|
|Child Life in the Emergency Department||$50,000|
|Child Life Zone||$20,000|
|Complex Cardiac Disease Caregiver Simulation||$10,300|
|Expanding Child Life Anticipatory and Bereavement Programs||$20,000|
|HIV Family Case Management||$56,000|
|Midwest Children’s Resource Center||$100,000|
|Mental Health Special Needs Fund||$40,000|
|Music Therapy Program||$50,000|
|Runaway Intervention Program||$40,000|
|Spiritual Care On-Call||$30,000|
|Star Studio’s Lights, Camera, Interaction Initiative||$50,000|
|The Unreimbursed and Undercompensated Care Program||$75,000|