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Members, Earn Free CME for Watching Videos from MNAAP's Hot Topics in Pediatrics Conference!

From poverty to mental health to abuse, check out slides, resources and videos from pediatric experts across the state covering a range of pediatric health topics. Members can earn CME for watching some of the videos.


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Heading to the State Fair? Show Your Support for Pediatrics!

Plan to stop by the HealthFair 11 building (corner of Dan Patch Ave. and Cooper St.), where you can pick up a I Love Newborn Screening button reserved especially for providers and other stakeholders, cool off with a free I'm a FAN of Newborn Screening fan, and check out the Made in Minnesota photo booth where you can snap a photo and enter a social media contest aimed at raising awareness about newborn screening. Be sure to check out the hashtags #NewbornScreening and #MadeInMinnesota to see all the fun photos and like your favorites!


Send a message about the power of vaccines! Consider wearing a button to spread the message, such as the YES! button, the Vaccines Work! button, and the Fully Vaccinated! button from the Immunization Action Coalition. Additionally, consider bringing a personalized postcard to the House and Senate booths located in the Education Building (on Cosgrove St. between Dan Patch Ave. and Wright Ave.)


Visit the Minnesota Department of Health booth, also located in the Education Building. The 2015 display focuses on how good health starts long before the doctor's office and encourages visitors to take a picture with what their community needs to be healthier.

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Integrating Behavioral Health

The Integrated Behavioral Health and Pediatric Primary Care learning collaborative is seeking additional clinics interested in increasing mental health services to their patients in the collaborative from September 2015 to January 2016.


Contact if interested by Sept. 15th.



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September: Back to CME

A number of local pediatric-related CME conferences, workshops and webinars are taking place in September. Check them out at

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HPV: Quality Improvement Opportunity

If your clinic is interested in learning more about how to participate in a quality improvement project to improve HPV vaccination rates, please contact more information. 

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Save the Dates

Saturday, October 24 - Tuesday, October 27
AAP National Conference & Exhibition
Oct. 25: Complimentary breakfast with MN chapter and district leadership. Oct 27: Legislative advocacy event 


Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Pediatricians' Day at the Capitol
1-4 p.m.
Capitol Grounds


Friday, May 20, 2016
Hot Topics in Pediatrics Conference
Morning and afternoon session preceding the annual dinner 
Marriott Hotel, Bloomington 

Mark your calendar and plan to join us for one or both events! More details coming soon...

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Stay Connected!

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Reminder: Psychiatric Assistance Line Open 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Wondering whether a referral to a child psychiatrist is necessary? Or how to best manage a child's medications in the days or weeks leading up to an appointment with a psychiatrist?

Minnesota's Psychiatric Assistance Line (PAL) is a free service available to health professionals every Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Any healthcare provider can call for mental health triage and referral, or for a consultation with a Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist regarding a patient. This is a free service provided by PrairieCare Medical Group through a grant from DHS.

Providers may call 1-855-431-6468 or schedule a 15-minute consult online.

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