Children’s HeartLink

Mission Statement

We save children's lives by transforming pediatric heart care in underserved parts of the world.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In FY2020 we added one new site in Shanxi, China; developed a three-phase process for evolving our program model to a blended model that includes remote training. We trained more than 2,900 local medical provider, helped more than 177,000 children and 12,631 surgeries. We created a more realistic site growth plan to meet our goal or helping one million more children by 2030. We continued our outreach and advocacy work by engaging our partners in supporters. When the pandemic arrived, we launched a bi-monthly partner newsletter and created a page on our website providing timely and authoritative resources dedicated to COVID-19 and pediatric cardiac care.
Current Goals In Fiscal Year 2022, CHL and our medical volunteer teams will build the capacity of our 18 partner hospitals in Brazil, China, India, Malaysia and Vietnam to provide high quality pediatric cardiac care. Taken together, these partner hospitals will help 159,300 children and provide 10,000 live saving surgeries. At least 3.500 clinicians will be trained, most via remote training methods such as multi-disciplinary team case discussion, didactic lectures and mentorship to conduct quality improvement projects remotely. To promote health equity, we will develop and produce equity dashboards for our partner hospitals to use in addressing any issues identified. CHL will also develop new training modalities to increase our efficiency and ensure our model is robust to interruptions in travel. We will actively engage our Centers of Excellence in producing webinars and mentoring partner hospitals, and CHL will develop and pilot two new curricula, develop one technology to enhance remote training, and pilot one nurse educator program as a novel approach to building nursing capacity in low and middle income countries. Anticipating site growth in 2023, we will utilize market development analytic techniques to identify potential new sites for future growth.
Community or Constituency Served Children’s HeartLink has partner sites in Brazil, China, India, Malaysia and Vietnam.
Geographic Area Served Children’s HeartLink has partner sites in Brazil, China, India, Malaysia and Vietnam.

Reports & Finances

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Support to partner hospital in East Asia and the Pacific - clinical and educationnal traning:
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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 06/01/2021

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5075 Arcadia Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55436-2306
Phone: 952-928-4860

General Information

Alternative Name: n/a
EIN: 41-1307457
Principal Staff: Jackie Boucher
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 11
Volunteer Opportunities: No
Number of Clients: 177,000
Ruling Year: 1977


Board Chair: Jeff Evanson
Number of Board Members: 25
Board Meetings with Quorum: 4
Average Member Attendance: 19.5

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