Children’s Minnesota resources

There are many resources for families with children with cardiovascular disease. Browse the selection below to find helpful sites for education on heart disease, and local resources for families and beyond.

Educational resources

Midwest Fetal Care Center A collaboration between Allina Health and Children’s Minnesota, the Midwest Fetal Care Center (MWFCC) offers mothers with high-risk pregnancy and babies with complex conditions a continuum of care that is among the best in the nation. Learn more about MWFCC and the conditions they treat.

American Academy of Pediatrics You’ll find information on a wide range of children’s health and family life issues here.

American Heart Association The extensive website of this well-known national organization has sections on cardiovascular conditions of childhood and congenital heart defects. The Minnesota chapter also posts local events and news.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention This federal agency’s vast website has a section devoted to congenital heart defects.

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute You’ll find reliable, easy-to-understand information on a number of cardiovascular diseases, tests and treatments here.

Patient and Family Education Materials If you need quick, clear info about a cardiovascular topic, we have it all!

The Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS) Enhances the ability of cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the highest quality patient care through education, research, and advocacy.

Family resources

Camp Odayin This non-profit offers fun, safe and supportive camp experiences and community building opportunities for young people with heart disease.

Family Resource Centers Looking for a peaceful haven to get comfy and read? Visit the Family Resource Centers at Children’s. Use our library, access the Internet or just escape for a few quiet minutes while your child is in the hospital.

Mended Little Hearts This organization provides support for parents of children born with heart defects.

Parents For Heart This organization provides mutual support and education to parents of children with cardiovascular disease.

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