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Children’s Minnesota’s 2022 summer equity and inclusion internship program

This summer Children's Minnesota has successfully hosted 20 interns through our equity and inclusion (E&I) internship program!

Dr. Gorelick addresses mental health, community health and equity with Scottsdale Institute

Dr. Marc Gorelick, president and CEO of Children’s Minnesota, shared how the organization is addressing numerous issues impacting the health of kids and the community in a recent CEO Viewpoint interview with Scottsdale Institute.

Clinic manager shares her seven-year career experience at Children’s Minnesota

Emma Wenzel, clinic manager at our Partners in Pediatrics Maple Grove clinic, has been working at Children’s Minnesota helping kids for seven years now. She is sharing all her favorite things about her career below.

The irony of Black blood donation

We need more Black blood donors. To understand why, you need to know the history.

Health equity manager shares more about her 26-year career at Children’s Minnesota

Adriene Thornton, health equity manager, has been working at Children’s Minnesota helping kids for 26 years now. She is sharing all her favorite things about her career below.

Dr. Angela Kade Goepferd named 2022 Ellen Perrin Award for Excellence honoree

The honor from the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on LGBT Health and Wellness recognizes the outstanding work Dr. Goepferd has done in advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth and families in Minnesota and the region.

Children’s Minnesota DEI executive shares expertise during forum on recruiting and retaining professionals of color

James Burroughs, senior vice president, government and community relations, chief equity and inclusion officer at Children’s Minnesota, was selected for a panel discussion focusing on the importance of recruiting and retaining professionals of color.

Too important to ignore

If you’re not convinced yet that there’s a mental health crisis in Minnesota, maybe this statistic will persuade you: In 2021, Children’s Minnesota saw a 30% increase in the number of kids coming to our emergency departments with mental health concerns. Let that sink in for a moment. And then there’s this: In 2021, for the first time, suicidal ideation was one of the top 5 diagnoses at Children’s Minnesota. The numbers are even tougher for certain groups of kids.

James Burroughs named among 2022 most influential Black executives by Savoy Magazine

Children’s Minnesota is pleased to announce that James Burroughs, senior vice president, government and community relations, chief equity and inclusion officer at Children’s Minnesota, was selected among Savoy Magazine’s 2022 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America.

Health equity: removing racial bias from our medical tools

In the Talking Pediatrics podcast Health Equity Actions: When Racial Bias is Built Into Our Medical Tools, guest host Adriene Thornton dives into this complex area of health equity with Siman Nuurali, a change management consultant at Children’s Minnesota. Thornton is the manager of health equity at Children’s Minnesota.