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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.