A Checklist for Prescribing Change

Hennepin Healthcare has made a point to introduce and usher in the next generation of historically-excluded youth to careers in health care, thanks to its multidimensional Talent Garden program. Since late 2021, the health care giant has held 10 youth summits for young people ages 12 to 18, a series of events where youth have the opportunity to participate in panel discussions with health care professionals and engage in simulated activities using stethoscopes and real medical equipment for blood draws, baby delivery, dermatology, and more. “Four youth summits were held during 2023, attended by 300 youth, and in February, we held our first Asian Youth with Stethoscopes summit with 106 youth attendees,” says Dr. Nneka Sederstrom, chief health equity officer. Hennepin Healthcare is on pace to do four youth summits per school year.