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Supplier diversity: putting your money where your values are

Supplier diversity is good for the economy. It’s good for our community. Above all, it’s good for kids.

Minnesota’s chief equity officer on the value of listening before taking equitable strategic action for all Minnesotans

As a mother, former teacher and school administrator, Dr. Stephanie Burrage knows every child is unique. So when we talk about resolving health, education, economic and other disparities, we have to take time to listen to people’s unique experiences, learn their unique needs and create unique solutions. In her first year as Minnesota’s chief equity officer, Dr. Burrage has been doing a lot of listening and learning.

Children’s Minnesota CEO appointed to new statewide health equity task force

The task force was created to examine inequities in how people experience health care based on race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, age and disability. It identify strategies that ensure all Minnesotans receive care and coverage that is respectful and delivers optimal health outcomes.

Children’s Minnesota takes new approach to address flu vaccination disparities

To reduce flu vaccination disparities, the Health Equity team and Collective for Community Health at Children’s Minnesota developed a new, data-driven approach to their community vaccine clinics thanks to a grant from the United Health Foundation.

Children’s Minnesota’s health equity team recognized as a finalist for The Root Cause Coalition’s 2023 Health Justice Award

The Health Justice Award recognizes organizations that have successfully implemented a program or intervention to reduce health disparities. Children's Minnesota's health equity team was recognized for championing community-based vaccine clinics for children and families.

Children’s Minnesota health equity team recognized for health equity improvement efforts

The Health Equity team at Children’s Minnesota has been honored as a Top Finalist for the 2023 Bernard J. Tyson National Award for Excellence in Pursuit of Healthcare Equity by The Joint Commission and Kaiser Permanente.

Happy first birthday to our Collective for Community Health

We make a bigger difference when we join together. When we’re connected and coordinated. That’s why we have a Collective for Community Health.

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.

We’re proud of the kid experts on our Gender Health team. The work they do is imperative.

As some states restrict access to gender health care, Children’s Minnesota remains committed to providing gender health care for kids. Two Children’s Minnesota leaders discuss why this care is so important and how they personally show up for the LGBTQ+ community.