In support of improving patient care, Children's Minnesota is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



We are committed to improving children’s health through delivery of state-of-the-art information, education of our clinicians and interprofessional teams, and authentic evaluation of our practices.  Our activities are designed intentionally by the team, for the team, and strategically aligned to enhance the knowledge, competence and performance of healthcare professionals. By advancing evidence-based practice and emerging trends in pediatric healthcare, we champion Children’s Minnesota vision of being every family’s essential partner in raising healthier children. 


Kids first:  We channel the spirit of kids to bring optimism, resiliency, and endless possibility to our daily work; we have the curiosity and courage to advance health equity.   

Listen, really listen: Each person has a story to tell and we value those stories in our educational activities. We listen with compassion, ask meaningful questions and build trusting relationships with internal and external partners.   

Own outcomes: We learn and improve through surveying event participants to determine how they have changed their behavior and practice. We evaluate if these actions improved patient outcomes and use evaluation information and feedback to continually improve our program. 

Join together: We communicate often and clearly to our audience and other planners inside or outside of the organization. We collaborate on and support educational efforts for professional staff at Children’s and in our community.   

Be remarkable: We strive to find technological advances and creative delivery strategies for education.  As a team, we participate in professional development and community outreach. We strive to go beyond what is expected because we have higher standards; we love our work and we let it show. 


Angela Kade Goepferd, MD, FAAP, Chief Education Officer
Corinne Wilcox-Schowalter, Director of Education Operations
Mary Grimm, Continuing Education Coordinator
Kim Honcharenko RN, CHCP, Continuing Education Coordinator
Ilze Vogel, Health Professional Education Outreach Coordinator