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A request from the 2023 Twin Cities Pride Grand Marshal, Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd

I am honored to be selected as the 2023 Grand Marshal for Twin Cities Pride, which should serve as a visible reminder to the young people of this community that they belong, and they deserve access to the health care they need to thrive.

Please don’t look the other way

We aren’t done eliminating racial disparities in Minnesota. And for some, the urgency of 2020 is fading. We can’t let that happen. We in the business community must prioritize this work.

Children’s Minnesota starts breast pump loaner program

We’re excited to announce that Children’s Minnesota now offers a free breast pump loaner program.

Celebrating AAPI Month with the Children’s Minnesota Asian ERG leaders

In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, we’re highlighting the leaders of Children’s Minnesota’s Asian Employee Resource Group (ERG), Rachel King, director of finance, and Leslie Yang-Ellis, talent acquisition consultant, to learn more about their experiences at Children’s Minnesota and how they’re celebrating AAPI Heritage Month.

Children’s Minnesota kid experts honored as 2023 TRUST Award winners

The awards celebrate 20 Minnesota-based women in health care who were nominated by their peers and are paving the way in five areas: collaboration & partnerships, community engagement, health & well-being, innovation, and leadership.

Black maternal health: we must protect Black women through our transformative actions because mere words are no longer enough 

Symbolic and performative gestures are no longer acceptable when it comes to Black maternal health disparities. In Minnesota the statistics are startling. In honor of Black Maternal Health Week, Brittany L. Wright and State Rep. Ruth Richardson share what’s behind the disparities and how we can all replace symbolic and performative gestures with meaningful and transformative actions. It is these actions that will lead to systemic change and racial equity in Black Maternal health.

Braving the storm of transgender visibility

March 31 marks International Transgender Day of Visibility, a day started in 2009 to celebrate the transgender community. In particular, the transgender and gender diverse people who have the courage, safety and agency to express their identities openly and visibly in their public and private lives.

Tips for including kids with developmental disabilities

For Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, we asked four families from our FAP program to give tips for how families with ‘typical’ kids can include kids with disabilities.

Children’s Minnesota selected for the Minnesota Housing and Health Equity Fellows program

The Fellows’ Teams will spend the year learning together about community impact investments and practices from across the country to address social determinants of health through housing.

Equity action: starting at the top

“What can I do?” is a question I often hear. I hear it from people who want to create an equitable world, but don’t know how to start. Equity actions come in many forms. Every few months, I’m going to share one; a concrete step you can take to advance equity in your community and your workplace.