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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 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 is 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. There's no cost to attend, but much to be gained. Consider blocking out your schedule for 2-3 hours that afternoon to join us. 

More info/register now

 

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What Can Pediatricians do About Ebola Outbreak? 3 Simple Steps

In an open letter to all U.S. healthcare professionals recently, HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPH, a former Minnesota physician, reminded healthcare professionals of 3 simple steps they can take to help prevent the spread of the disease:

 

CDC: Information for healthcare workers
AAP: Guidance and checklists


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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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AAP Election Closes Nov. 10

Just a reminder...The AAP election for the next president-elect closes Monday, November 10. Please take a moment to review the position statements from the candidates and be sure to vote!  

AAP Election Center (MyAAP login required)

 

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MN School Districts to Receive Increased Funding for Mental Health Services

Under five year contracts with the department, 36 mental health organizations will serve 35,000 students in more than 800 schools across Minnesota by 2018. 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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