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Senator Klobuchar's Message to Pediatricians

If you missed MNAAP's annual dinner on June 13, you can still hear Senator Klobuchar's message to pediatricians, which includes an update on national policies affecting children's health and a call to action.

"The work you're doing is so important," Klobuchar said, "from immunizations, to childhood obesity, to bullying prevention, to health care homes, to newborn screening, to marriage equality, to child poverty." 

 

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MNAAP Celebrates Implementation of Newborn Screening Law

This summer Governor Mark Dayton thanked newborn screening advocates in person and reaffirmed his commitment to protect this life-saving program in a ceremonial bill signing. The newborn screening restoration law went into effect August 1.



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Save the Date: May 1, 2015 for Hot Topics in Pediatrics Conference!

Plan to join us on Friday, May 1, 2015 for MNAAP's Hot Topics in Pediatrics conference and annual meeting in the Twin Cities. Once again, MNAAP is planning daytime continuing medical education sessions followed by its annual dinner that evening.

View notes/presentations from the 2014 conference

 

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Save the Date: March 18, 2015 for Pediatricians' Day at the Capitol!

Children can't vote, and there are no pediatricians in our state legislature, which is why more than 100 residents and community pediatricians gather at the state Capitol each year to advocate for pediatric related issues. 

Learn about MNAAP's priority issues for the year, hear directly from legislators about the top issues being debated, and attend a meeting with your own legislators, if you wish.  Consider blocking out your schedule for 2-3 hours that afternoon to join us. 

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AAP Section, Council and Committee Vacancies

Interested in leadership areas in a particular area of pediatrics? Consider representing our region on a national section, council or committee and help develop broad-based policy, educational programming and resources in your area of interest. Contact cairns@mnaap.org for more info or a letter of support.

Deadline for section and council nominations is December 15, 2014. View nomination form

Deadline for committee nominations is February 6, 2015. View open committees/nomination form (AAP login required)


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Remember our Foundation for Year End Giving!

Currently the Foundation is leading several projects aimed at reducing childhood and teen obesity, improving immunization rates, promoting safety and quality improvement among local pediatric hospitals, increasing awareness of early brain development, and more. 

Learn more/donate now!



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MN Resolution Among AAP's Top 10 in 2014

Each year AAP leaders review and prioritize dozens of resolutions from members and chapters. A resolution proposed by MNAAP, which made the top 10 list, will permit medical students to join as national members at a reduced rate ($20/year).

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MN School Districts to Receive Increased Funding for Mental Health Services

Recently the Minnesota Department of Human Services announced it was increasing funding for school-linked mental health services across the state. The $45.4 million investment follows a commitment last session from Gov. Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature to double the capacity in schools for mental health early intervention and treatment services.

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List of school districts served by grantees   

 

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