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2017 Legislative Priority

What are MNAAP's top legislative priorities? MNAAP Policy Chair Dr. Anne Edwards recently spoke at HCMC's Grand Rounds. A copy of the presentation has been archived. Learn more about what MNAAP will be advocating for in 2017 and how you can get involved.

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Pediatricians' Day at the Capitol is March 21

Each year MNAAP brings together more than 100 residents, community pediatricians and medical students to discuss and advocate for issues that have a direct impact on the health and wellbeing of Minnesota children. Ensuring access to care is MNAAP's top priority for 2017.

Following a review of the legislative process, we'll hear from our state lobbyist and key legislators about specific child health issues being debated. You'll have the opportunity to weigh in and discuss priority issues with your own legislators as well.

Details/register now

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Save the Dates!

Block these dates off now and plan to join MNAAP!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Pediatricians' Day at the Capitol - Register now!
St. Paul, MN  

Friday, May 12, 2017

MNAAP Hot Topics in Pediatrics Conference & Annual Meeting

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Reach out to Your Legislators

With many new faces in Minnesota's legislature, it will be especially important for pediatricians to reach out to legislators by email or phone, introduce themselves, and offer to be a resource on child health and wellbeing issues. Advocacy is largely built on relationships. 

Not sure who represents you? Enter your address in the state's district finder. You will see a list of your Minnesota and U.S. representatives. Click on their names for their phone number, email and mailing address.

Your email or phone call doesn't have to be long. Simply introduce yourself as a constituent. Offer to be a resource. Urge them to ensure every child has access to quality, affordable care. And thank them for their service. 

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Screening for Poverty: Bridging to Books and Benefits

With funding from AAP, the Minnesota Academy of Pediatrics Foundation plans to partner with 2-3 rural clinics beginning in January to reinforce the importance of screening for poverty and connecting families to appropriate resources.


Learn more/apply

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Coming up...

Tuesday, January 17, 12:15 p.m.
Poverty/Disparities Work Group Conference Call 

Friday, January 20
Children's Mental Health Workshop Series for Primary Care Providers

Thursday, Feb 2, 7:15 a.m.
Child Abuse Work Group Conference Call  

Thursday, Feb 2, 12:15 p.m.
Immunizations Work Group Conference Call  

Thursday, Feb 2, 6:30 p.m.
MNAAP Board Meeting  

Friday, Feb 3, 12:15 p.m.
Membership and Communications Work Group Conference Call  

Thursday, Feb. 9, 12:15 p.m.
Mental Health Work Group Conference Call  

Thursday, Feb. 16, 12:15 p.m.
Webinar: Case-Based Abusive Head Trauma

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 12:15 p.m. 
Poverty/Disparities Work Group Conference Call 

For details or info about participating, email


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Feb 16 Webinar: Case-Based Abusive Head Trauma

More than a half million U.S. children suffer abuse each year, including approximately 30 cases of abusive head trauma among every 100,000 infants, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Each year about 80 children die from abusive head trauma. 

Presented by Caroline George, MD, child abuse specialist at the Otto Bremmer Trust Center for Safe and Healthy Children, University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. Webinar is from 12:15-1:00 p.m.


Register now



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Nominate a Pediatric Champion in MN

Each year MNAAP recognizes pediatricians and other child health advocates for their work to improve the health and well-being of Minnesota's children. MNAAP will present two awards at its May 12 annual meeting: 

Distinguished Service Award
Recognizes a pediatrician for his or her outstanding efforts that contribute to the improvement of child health care.

Child Advocacy Award
In addition, MNAAP chooses an individual from the community who goes above and beyond his or her everyday routine to advocate for the health and welfare of children in Minnesota. 

Nominations are due Monday, April 3.

See past award winners | Nomination forms

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