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Children’s Minnesota promotes James C. Burroughs II to vice president, chief equity and inclusion officer

Equity, diversity and inclusion are key components of Children’s Minnesota’s annual operating plan and a significant strategic focus for 2021 and beyond. The elevation of this role to a vice president with a direct reporting relationship to President and CEO, Dr. Marc Gorelick, demonstrates a commitment to equity and accountability, ending systemic racism in healthcare and delivering equitable care to all patients and families.

Children’s Minnesota hosts election to show kids the importance of voting

Star Studio, our in-house TV station at our Minneapolis and St. Paul hospitals, hosted an election-themed show where our two mascots – Sparkle and Twinkle – competed to win the 2020 Children’s Minnesota election.

Virtual Grand Rounds: Vote for Kids: Improving kids health and transforming pediatric care at the polls

October 1, 2020, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Kelly Wolfe

The 2020 election: Keeping kids in mind

Kelly Wolfe, director or public policy and advocacy at Children’s Minnesota, shares more about kids' issues to consider when voting in the 2020 election.

Virtual Grand Rounds: Liberating Black Wellness: Grappling with the history of Anti-Black Racism, it’s Modern-Day Impact, and the Next Frontier for Pediatrics

September 10, 2020, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Nia Heard-Garris, MD, MSc

Children’s Minnesota earns LGBTQ Health Care Equality Top Performer designation from Human Rights Campaign Foundation

This designation builds on the organization’s dedication to serving as an essential partner and resource for LGBTQ youth and families along their journey, and our commitment to being an equitable and inclusive employer.

Family Advocacy Week 2020

Hundreds of children across the country gathered virtually this year for the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) Speak Now For Kids Family Advocacy Week.

Virtual Grand Rounds: White Fragility and Racial Trauma

September 14, 2020, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Robin DiAngelo, PhD

Community Connect resource navigator shares her passion for helping families

Liss Idrovo-Perdomo, resource navigator at Children’s Minnesota’s Community Connect program, spoke about the importance of advocating for families and how her personal journey impacts her work.

Virtual panel discusses the impact of COVID-19 on hunger and health in our communities

On Tuesday, August 4, 2020, Children’s Minnesota President and CEO, Dr. Marc Gorelick, joined a virtual panel with Second Harvest Heartland and United States of Care to discuss how hunger and health are more connected than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic.