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Children’s Minnesota emphasizes investing in communities of color and improving representation during health equity roundtable with Senator Tina Smith

James Burroughs, Children’s Minnesota’s chief equity and inclusion officer, participated in a virtual health equity roundtable discussion organized by Minnesota Senator Tina Smith on Monday. The panel included the Senator as well as participants from a variety of health care and community organizations across Minnesota representing communities of color and Native Americans.

Children’s Minnesota reaffirms need to address structural racism, health disparities, among other issues

As a result of its 2019 community health needs assessment, Children’s Minnesota has identified five key issues that will guide the health system’s work going forward. Partnering with community stakeholders, Children’s Minnesota will prioritize addressing structural racism, health disparities, economic opportunity and income, mental health and developmental well-being and access to resources.

Counting All Kids: Why the Census is important

The census is a civic activity that we can ALL participate it. Funding for our children and families depends on it.

Investing in children means investing in our future

Kelly Wolfe, director of public affairs and advocacy at Children’s Minnesota, shares more about structural changes and budget proposals that could impact Medicaid and the health of children across the country.

Grand Rounds: Championing the health needs of children and families: Results of Children’s 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment

February 20, 2020, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Minneapolis

Kelly Wolfe

Children’s Minnesota advocates for kids at the Capitol

Several bills aimed to improve the health and well-being of children will be discussed in 2020. focusing on issues ranging from tobacco and vaping to closing the state’s achievement gap.

Helping families navigate social factors that impact health – Community Connect featured as part of Minnesota Hospital Association campaign

Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) featured Children’s Minnesota’s innovative Community Connect program as part of MHA’s Healthy Communities campaign. The campaign highlights the work of hospitals throughout the state providing solutions and support beyond medical care that improve the health and lives of Minnesotans.

The importance of early childhood development this school year

Dr. Marc Gorelick, Jennifer DeCubellis, Bharti Wahi and Nancy Jost share what parents, legislators and local organizations can do to boost early childhood development to help Minnesota students succeed in school.

Grand Rounds: Mapping Prejudice: How historic practices created contemporary racial disparities

September 12, 2019, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Minneapolis

Kevin Ehrman-Solberg

Grand Rounds: Literacy: The foundation of health and opportunity

December 5, 2019, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m., Minneapolis

Nathan Chomilo, MD