Articles from Marc Gorelick, MD, president and chief executive officer (CEO) at Children’s Minnesota.

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I pledged to advance equity at Children’s Minnesota. Here’s what we’ve done so far.

As we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Children's Minnesota CEO Marc Gorelick looks at progress on an equity action pledge he signed in 2018.

We can create a kinder world. Our kids are depending on us.

Today's kids are growing up amid a rise in hate crime and speech in the US. We can do better in 2023. Children's Minnesota CEO Marc Gorelick shares how.

Our children’s ‘inner pandemic’

Although my kids are now adults, as a parent I never stop worrying about them. Just like my parents probably never stopped worrying about me. One thing that is different now, though, is what we worry about. 

A new way of thinking about guns

Gun violence is a public health crisis, for adults and for kids. Here are two things you can do to help.

One mission accomplished

Jorg Richter is an inspiration: he finished his third cross-country bike trip to raise awareness for kids with rare diseases. His timing couldn't be better.

Children’s Minnesota joins Minnesota Governor to launch Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights

Children’s Minnesota joined Gov. Tim Walz, Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, the Minnesota Children’s Cabinet, and community advocates for the launch of a Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights – a call to action to the community and commitment by state government agencies to remove barriers and create opportunity for children to be outdoors. 

Dr. Gorelick addresses mental health, community health and equity with Scottsdale Institute

Dr. Marc Gorelick, president and CEO of Children’s Minnesota, shared how the organization is addressing numerous issues impacting the health of kids and the community in a recent CEO Viewpoint interview with Scottsdale Institute.

Prescription for COVID-19 vaccine anxiety

Millions of parents are facing a decision that I also made in the 90s: Do I allow my children to be immunized with a vaccine that has just recently been approved? But, here’s the difference between the COVID-19 vaccine decision and the vaccine decisions in the 90s.


At Children’s Minnesota, our primary concern is kids. So how will the Roe decision impact them? I look at the research in this blog.

This is what guns do

Seven dead. Thirty wounded. Hundreds terrorized by a sniper during a 4th of July parade. A horrific reality no one should have to endure. But did you know the Highland Park massacre was one of ten mass shootings that day?