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Children’s Minnesota earns LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader designation

Children’s Minnesota is proud to announce it has been re-designated as an “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

Celebrating National Interpreter Appreciation Day

To celebrate National Interpreter Appreciation Day, Mary Barrera Cobos, a Spanish interpreter at Children’s Minnesota, shares her journey and what it means to be a medical interpreter.

First Gift moccasins gifted to expecting Native American families

The Collective for Community Health has partnered with NACC on its First Gift program making baby moccasins for expecting parents. More than 30 pairs of moccasins were given out at NACC’s annual Community Baby Shower this month.

The Mother Baby Center at United Hospital recognized for excellent outcomes for Black patients by U.S. News & World Report

The Mother Baby Center, a partnership between Allina Health and Children’s Minnesota, is proud to announce The Mother Baby Center in St. Paul has been recognized for its success in supporting Black maternal health by U.S. News & World Report for Black Maternal Health Week 2024.

Children’s Minnesota approved to become a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon organization

We’re excited to announce that Children’s Minnesota has been approved to become a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon (BTYR) organization! BTYR is a program led by the Minnesota National Guard that connects military service members, veterans and their families with community support and resources.

Introducing Yinka Ajose. Yinka’s story and passion for the health of kids and families just might inspire you to work at Children’s Minnesota, too.

I work with some great people at Children’s Minnesota. One of them is Yinka Ajose. In this guest blog, she reflects on some challenges she’s faced in her career, how a podcast led her to work at Children’s Minnesota, and why you might want to consider working along with us.

Transgender Day of Visibility: Call me Kade.

To celebrate TDOV, I'm making parts of my identity and journey more visible. It’s not just transgender and non-binary folks who have a gender journey — we all do.

Minnesota as a trans refuge state: Our arms are open, but they are full.

We’ve already taken the first step – protecting essential health care for transgender and gender diverse youth in Minnesota. Now let’s take the next step and make that care accessible.

Children’s Minnesota partners with Henna & Hijabs to advance inclusive care with launch of modest hospital gowns for pediatric patients

The new modesty gowns, designed by Henna & Hijabs founder Hilal Ibrahim, will allow medical care teams to provide necessary care while giving pediatric patients the appropriate modest coverage through intentional design features. Though designed with Muslim patients in mind, the gowns are available to any pediatric patient.

Children’s Minnesota expands inclusive patient clothing with modest hospital gowns

To ensure inclusive and culturally-sensitive care for all pediatric patients, The Kid Experts® at Children’s Minnesota and Henna & Hijabs – a Minnesota-based and Black-, Muslim-, woman-led company – are joining together to embark on a new frontier: a new modest pediatric hospital gown.