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Caroline Njau among honorees at Celebrating the Sistas ceremony

The 16th annual event, held during Women’s History Month, recognized the outstanding achievements of 15 Black women in the Twin Cities.

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.

Children’s Minnesota and Project SEARCH

Children’s Minnesota is proud to be a partner of Project SEARCH, a program that helps prepare individuals with special needs for employment. In 2022, Children’s Minnesota celebrated the 10th anniversary of our partnership. Children’s Minnesota was one of the first two Project SEARCH programs in Minnesota.

Testifying for transgender and gender diverse youth

Every day that I'm in the Children’s Minnesota Gender Health clinic, I hear from patients and families who wonder if they will have to flee our state in order to continue to love and support their transgender child. That’s why I have been to the Minnesota State Capitol several times the past two months fighting to protect and support transgender and gender diverse youth.

Children’s Minnesota’s DEI team receives honorable mention for the 2023 Winds of Change award

Children’s Minnesota congratulates our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) team for receiving an honorable mention for the 2023 Winds of Change Award presented by The Forum on Workplace Inclusion.

Health care equity includes hair care

Historically, Black patients have experienced disparities across the spectrum of health care, even when it comes to the most basic of patient needs – hair care. That’s why a team of nurses at Children’s Minnesota set out to address the issue and improve hair care for children in the hospital with textured hair.

Community health: hearing vs. listening

One of our values at Children’s Minnesota is “Listen, really listen.” Listening to the kids and families we serve, listening to our colleagues. It builds trust and relationships. It helps us learn how we can best help kids be as healthy as possible. That’s the idea behind the Community Health Needs Assessment.

Black history is American history. Meet my heroes.

Kids need people they can look up to. People who look like them. American heroes like Roy, Nellie and Rose Mary.

Children’s Minnesota employee resource group members celebrate Black History Month

At Children's Minnesota, our employee resource groups (ERG) are supportive allies for each another, regardless of which ERG they are involved in. This Black History Month, we asked some of our ERG members what they're doing to recognize, celebrate and raise awareness.