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Community Connect Receives MDH Healthcare Innovation Award

Children’s Minnesota was one of two organizations honored by the Minnesota Department of Health’s Health Care Homes program at its annual conference.

Dr. Gigi Chawla talks importance of immunizations

Dr. Gigi Chawla talked about the importance of immunizations on WCCO's Mid-Morning Show.

Empathy and active listening – strategies for vaccine discussions

With measles outbreaks continuing across the country and the number of unvaccinated children on the rise, doctors are looking at the best approaches to discussing the importance of vaccines with families.
Children’s Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Health were at the forefront of vaccination efforts during the 2017 measles outbreak in Minneapolis.

Children’s Minnesota Mental Health for Primary Care: The Early Years conference

During this conference, local and national experts in pediatric mental health will discuss how to address gaps in practice and incorporate new information to effectively manage mental and behavioral health issues in children.

Children’s Minnesota supports Breakfast After the Bell legislation

Children’s Minnesota worked with local organizations and lawmakers to introduce Breakfast after the Bell legislation, which will make breakfast more easily accessible to Minnesota students.

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd speaks on Children’s new gender health program

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, medical director Children’s Gender Health Program, shares more about what the Gender Health Program will offer transgender and gender-diverse children.

60+ Children’s doctors recognized as “Rising Stars” by peers in Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

Congratulations to the 64 Children’s Minnesota physicians recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine as 2019 “Rising Stars.” This is the fifth edition of the Top Doctors Rising Stars list, which highlights outstanding physicians who have been fully licensed to practice for approximately 10 years or less.

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd on the impact Children’s Gender Health Program could have on gender-diverse kids in Minnesota

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd, medical director Children’s Gender Health Program and director of medical education, and a patient’s parent speak on what the Gender Health Program means for transgender and gender-diverse kids in Minnesota.

Children’s Minnesota launches multidisciplinary Gender Health Program for transgender and gender-diverse youth

Children’s Minnesota announced that it is launching an exclusively pediatric, multidisciplinary Gender Health Program that will provide comprehensive care for youth who identify as transgender or gender-diverse. Children’s joins only about a dozen hospitals in the nation with a program dedicated to providing specialized care and support for youth and their families.

Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf shares four steps of Comfort Promise with WebMD

Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf, medical director of pain and palliative care, spoke with WebMD about the importance of minimizing needle pain for children.