Caring for kids is about more than treating their illness or condition—it’s about also caring for the whole family. That’s why family support services for children and families coping with sickle cell disease are a fundamental component of the Hemoglobinopathy and Sickle Cell Program at Children’s Minnesota.
Congratulations to James Burroughs, vice president, chief equity and inclusion officer at Children’s Minnesota, for being selected as one of Minnesota Lawyer’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards honorees for 2021!
Children’s Minnesota is excited to share that we once again hosted interns through our equity and inclusion (E&I) summer internship program during the 2021 summer!
In honor of Pride Month, the PRIDE employee resource group (ERG) at Children’s Minnesota provided tips to be more inclusive and gender-neutral during everyday conversations.
Star Tribune and Twin Cities PBS showcases how Children’s Minnesota is tackling racial health disparities
Children’s Minnesota made headlines in the Star Tribune and Twin Cities PBS, with in-depth interviews focused on how the health care system is facing racial disparities head-on. The story features James Burroughs, chief equity and inclusion officer at Children's Minnesota, and Dr. Gabrielle Hester, medical director of quality improvement at Children's Minnesota.
Marc Gorelick, MD, president and CEO of Children’s Minnesota, shared more about equity on his Starting with Curious blog.
Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is celebrated during May. During this month, we recognize the histories, cultures and contributions of those who came to the United States, and the generations who have enriched our history along the way. As we highlight the importance of this observation, we are excited to introduce Dr. Asitha Jayawardena, staff physician at Children’s Minnesota’s Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Facial Plastic Clinic. We celebrate and are thankful for their shared story.
The Derek Chauvin trial and verdict, the killing of Daunte Wright: what are the impacts on our kids?
Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics at Children’s Minnesota, provides advice for families after the Chauvin verdict was announced.
Children’s Minnesota leaders Dr. Emily Chapman and Dr. Gabrielle Hester talk about the urgency of addressing health disparities. “We must be transparent about our shortcomings as health care institutions and actively work to address the implicit, institutional and structural biases that impact quality of care. Because only when we know what the problem is, can we begin to address it.”
“It’s important that as a community we work hard to defeat the monster of low expectations. Most kids in elementary school, regardless of race or background, are equally interested in the same things,” said Andrew Kiragu, MD, pediatric critical care, Children’s Minnesota. “But unfortunately, somewhere along the way for young black boys, these dreams slowly fade away. And part of that is, lower expectations presented to them and lack of role models. This is why it’s important for those of us in medicine, engineering, etc. to reach back and give an example to excite them the possibilities that are ahead of them.”