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Creating safe schools for all students

Bullying is still a significant issue for students. The number one reason students are bullied, in Minnesota and across the country, is around issues of sexual orientation and non-conforming gender behaviors and dress. Here are four ways parents and kids can counteract bullying.

“Lean on those who love you.” A mother and daughter share personal stories, and a bit of advice, for National Coming Out Day.

“Being able to be open and honest with myself and others was the best part” about coming out, says Fiona Donnelly. National Coming Out Day is Oct. 11. In honor, Fiona and her mom, Kris, who both work at Children’s Minnesota, share what Fiona’s coming out was like — and some unexpected things they learned along the way.

How to create a safe place for LGBTQ+ family and friends: some tips and resources

Are you wondering how to create a safe place for your family and friends to show up as their authentic selves? Here are some tips and resources.

Equity action: know your history

Many people want to create an equitable world, but don’t know how to start. So every few months I post an equity action. This time it’s learn your history.

Hispanic Heritage Month: One employee shares what it means to her

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we spoke with Wendy Zúñiga, pharmacy coordinator and co-chair of the Voces employee resource group (ERG) at Children’s Minnesota, to learn more about her role, involvement with Voces and what Hispanic Heritage Month means to her.

Dear Blue Jay: A letter to my 4-year-old trans daughter

Peter Pearson, Children's Minnesota employee, shares a letter to his 4-year-old trans daughter.

Children’s Minnesota hosts 20 interns as part of its 2023 equity and inclusion summer internship program

Children’s Minnesota was thrilled to host 20 interns this summer as part of our equity and inclusion (E&I) internship program!

Reflecting on George Floyd’s impact on advancing health equity

The American Hospital Association gathered health equity leaders from Children's Minnesota and other Minnesota health care systems, as well as community partners, to discuss the importance of having a collaborative approach to advancing health equity in the community.

What we need to think about when we think about equity

One thing I’ve learned working in diversity, equity and inclusion is meaningful change can uncover angst, resentment and racism. It’s also easy to make mistakes. An important step to avoiding mistakes? Thoroughly understanding what equity means.

Learn about our Community Connect program from Jessica Perez Acevedo, resource navigator

To highlight our Community Connect program, we are excited to introduce you to Jessica Perez Acevedo, Community Connect resource navigator, to learn more about her role, the impact of Community Connect and her firsthand experience with the program that led to where she is today.