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Mother’s Day — more than just a Sunday in May.

It’s Mother’s Day — let’s start a new tradition! One that will make a tangible, positive difference in mothers’ daily lives.

Community Benefit is crucial to our mission. Here’s what it is and why we take it so seriously.

We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality medical care to children. There’s something else we’re proud to deliver. It’s called Community Benefit.

Children’s Minnesota CEO appointed to new statewide health equity task force

The task force was created to examine inequities in how people experience health care based on race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, age and disability. It identify strategies that ensure all Minnesotans receive care and coverage that is respectful and delivers optimal health outcomes.

First-of-its-kind Islamic fatwa issued encouraging the use of pasteurized donor breast milk for Muslim babies in the hospital 

On Nov. 16, the Minnesota Islamic Council issued a fatwa, or a religious clarification, encouraging the use of pasteurized donor human milk for babies, particularly preterm, low birth and ill babies, when a mother’s milk is not available. The ruling comes after extensive discussions between Islamic scholars, Muslim leaders in the Twin Cities and experts from Children’s Minnesota, M Health Fairview, the Minnesota Milk Bank for Babies and the Minnesota Breastfeeding Coalition.

Children’s Minnesota named one of Modern Healthcare’s Top Diversity Leaders

The national honor recognizes the top diverse healthcare executives and organizations influencing public policy, care delivery, and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in their organizations and the industry.

Policy not partisanship: how we decide when to speak up on issues that matter to kids

We’re guided by one thing at Children’s Minnesota: helping kids in our community thrive. So we champion policies that help children and their families. Here’s how we determine when to add our voice.

2023 Minnesota legislative session recap

Children’s Minnesota had a robust policy agenda and The Kid Experts® from across the organization helped advocate for policies that impact the daily lives of patients and families we serve.

Watch video: The Kid Experts® at the Minnesota State Capitol 2023

Children’s Minnesota is thrilled to share a special video that showcases The Kid Experts® who advocated for the diverse communities we serve during the 2023 Minnesota legislative session.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar discusses drug shortage bill at Children’s Minnesota

The Kid Experts at Children’s Minnesota welcomed Sen. Amy Klobuchar to its Minneapolis hospital to discuss bipartisan legislation to address nationwide drug shortages.

Happy first birthday to our Collective for Community Health

We make a bigger difference when we join together. When we’re connected and coordinated. That’s why we have a Collective for Community Health.