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Archive: Month: August 2017

August 21, 2017

  By Eric Dick, MNAAP Lobbyist  The program that provides care to millions of America’s infants, children, and adolescents is under siege, and the threats come from multiple directions.  From Washington, D.C. to St. Paul to the boardrooms of major insurers, coverage for pediatric patients is under constant risk. As of this writing in mid-July, […]

  1. What do you like best about your role at ICSI? I really appreciate the chance to work on difficult health care problems facing our state.  I believe the partnership of care delivery and health plans is vital to transforming our system to provide the care that our patients deserve.  Our work brings together health […]

By Paula Kocken, MD, FAAP It seems that there are disasters happening every day and everywhere. Some occur very far away from us and others seem to be at our doorsteps. The AAP, recognizing the increase in disasters, has encouraged each state chapter to ask for pediatricians knowledgeable and interested in disaster preparedness to champion […]

  By Rebecca E. Foell, MSW, LICSW, and Nancy S. Harper, MD, FAAP In 2016, The University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital launched the first No Hit Zone in the state of Minnesota. A No Hit Zone is an environment in which no adult shall hit a child, no adult shall hit another adult, no […]

  By Nusheen Ameenuddin, MD, MPH, FAAP “Hope is not a strategy…We will never, ever, ever stop advocating for kids!” said Mark Del Monte, senior vice president of advocacy and external affairs at AAP. Those words energized the over 220 pediatricians who participated in the April 2017 AAP Legislative Conference in D.C and kicked off […]

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