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  1. From Clinic to Classroom: Kyle Landry

    CHD is a family affair, and Kyle Landry’s mission to create the gold standard of educational care for the pediatric patient is fueled by her sister’s memory. Conquering CHD is grateful for her expertise, especially with our annual Back to School Series, and her continued work to help all patients and families in need. Read on for more of Kyle’s story, from the clinic to the classroom.

  2. What I Wish I Had Been Told About CHD

    Join Conquering CHD and physicians from Stanford Children’s Health and Stanford Health Care in a collaborative campaign. What I Wish I Had Been Told About CHD enables patients and families to provide peer support, reassurance, and connection.

  3. LGBTQIA+ and CHD

    Health disparities exist for many groups of people, especially in the CHD community. These disparities may be based on race, socioeconomic or educational status, or sexual orientation and gender identity. Patients and families who are also part of the LGBTQIA+ community are more likely to face additional disparities in their CHD care.

  4. U.S. News Releases 2021 Rankings…Just One Piece of the Puzzle

    The CHD journey, and the decisions that come along with it, can often feel like an unsolvable puzzle.  With the proper resources and tools, however, that puzzle becomes easier to piece together. Each tool or resource is just one piece of the puzzle for patients and families facing congenital heart disease.  One tool patients and…

  5. Health Disparities, a Serious Public Health Concern

    Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect, but not every person living with CHD has the same access to, or treatment within, the U.S. healthcare system. Health disparities are a serious public health issue.

  6. ¡Juntos, Estamos Conquistando CHD!

    Conquistando CHD ahora ofrece recursos educativos para pacientes y familias de habla hispana. Obtenga más información en conqueringchd.org/espanol.

  7. An Introduction to American Indian/Alaska Native Health Disparities

    Dr. Joseph Burns, MD, a Native American CHD patient and clinician, and Dr. Alessandra Angelino, MD MPH, highlight health disparities in the American Indiana/Alaska Native community.

  8. COVID-19 Update

    As the COVID-19 situation continues, Conquering CHD is committed to providing the community with trusted resources from expert sources. Please continue to watch this blog and our social media channels for information pertinent to the CHD community.

  9. Are you missing work because of CHD? ¿Falta al trabajo debido a la CHD?

    Do you have questions about taking time away from work for a CHD procedure or recovery? Are you wondering if you are eligible for disability support? Do you need to be away from work to care for someone with CHD? Read on for more information regarding the Family Leave Medical Act and Social Security Disability.

    ¿Tiene preguntas acerca de tomarse un tiempo fuera del trabajo para un procedimiento de cardiopatía coronaria o recuperación? ¿Se pregunta si es elegible para recibir apoyo por discapacidad? ¿Necesita estar fuera del trabajo para cuidar a alguien con cardiopatía coronaria? Siga leyendo para obtener más información sobre la Ley de Licencia Médica Familiar y la Discapacidad del Seguro Social.

  10. CHD Surgery Outcomes and Transparency in Pediatric Cardiology: A Podcast

    David Kasnic joins Dr. Alison Brent for an episode of Charting Pediatrics, a professional resource of Children’s Hospital of Colorado.

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