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“Working for a better world tomorrow”: Compass Program Cohort A graduates

The Compass Program challenges team members to examine how our racist history manifests itself in our healthcare system and daily work.

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How East Lake Clinic is expanding Trauma-Informed Care, starting with healing moments for our team

At an East Lake Clinic morning huddle in December, the team reviews staffing, supplies, recognition, and thanks before departing.

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Closing care gaps: breast cancer screening with American Indian women

Paula and Gracen Mcdougall, Cultural Navigators, began making outreach calls to American Indian patients overdue for breast cancer screening.

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EMTs embark on intensive training course

Dispatch sounds through the radio—a call reporting a domestic altercation. EMTs gather their materials, grab their bags, and head on out.

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The Next Step Harriet Initiative: Empowering through trauma recovery

“I have so much anxiety allowing my son to go outside,” said a mother whose son was a survivor of gun violence.

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World Sexual Health Day: Consent

Consent helps people understand and respect each other’s boundaries. It not only applies to sex but any interaction between two people.

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Hennepin Healthcare Health Equity Internship Celebration August 18th 2023

Talent Garden interns wrap up six weeks at Hennepin Healthcare

It’s 7:30 am and the 21 future nurses and providers of the 2023 Talent Garden internship program arrive to start their day.

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Volunteers read stories to NICU babies in their own language

Aside from all the noise of machines in the NICU, babies are hearing another sound, too – children’s books read in their own language.

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Why is the LGBTQ symbol a rainbow?

The rainbow represents the LGBTQ , created by a gay artist to make a proud statement through a symbol showing diversity.

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Gender-affirming care: What is it?

Gender-affirming care supports the transition of transgender and non-binary individuals to their gender identity.

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Clinical associates fill critical staffing needs while building healthcare careers

During the pandemic, Chanel watched nurses and doctors on the front lines, feeling a pull to work in healthcare.

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Hennepin team members connect with Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Native American elder and three chairs of the Hennepin Healthcare American Indian Collective reach out to Population Health for assistance.

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Supply chain initiative helps Kamesha Davenport grow small business

The call from Hennepin Healthcare was the biggest opportunity so far to make her entrepreneurship dream a reality.

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Hennepin Healthcare’s 2022 health equity report

Hennepin Healthcare is forging a new path to serve our communities by reaching outcomes that are not predicted by race.

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Introducing the digital equity experts program

Hennepin Healthcare is creating more digital equity by introducing the Digital Equity Experts (DEX) program.

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Youth dive into medical knowledge at Youth with Stethoscopes summits

Our Talent Garden wrapped up the year with Latine Youth with Stethoscopes and Black Men with Stethoscopes.

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Digital equity in healthcare

We know that some of the populations we serve at Hennepin Healthcare have challenges when it comes to digital literacy and access.

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Hennepin Healthcare one of the first to meet requirements for accreditation

Hennepin Healthcare was one of two healthcare organizations in the country to meet the requirements for health equity accreditation.

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Hennepin team members honored during ceremony returning sacred land

Two Hennepin Healthcare team members took a walk with the governor of Wisconsin across sacred land that had been torn from their ancestors.

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Voices of Hennepin Healthcare: Angela Hirsh

Angie Hirsch, LICSW advocates for integrating traditional American Indian and Western models of medicine for culturally affirming care.

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