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Archive: Month: June 2018

June 6, 2018

By Erick Dick, MNAAP Lobbyist Much of the 2018 legislative session’s long hours assembling budget supplemental bills was largely for naught, as the session’s end saw the speedy veto of one of the session’s biggest prizes: a supplemental budget package. The veto means none of the hundreds of policy and spending provisions included in the […]

Summer is just around the corner! I write this letter with mixed emotions since it will be the last as your Chapter president. This summer I will be handing over the reins to Dr. Lori DeFrance. Serving as your president has truly been one of the great honors of my life. Two years ago getting […]

2018 Pediatricians’ Day at the Capitol Nearly 150 pediatricians and trainees gathered at the Capitol on Wednesday, March 7 to advocate for stronger immunization laws, funding for mental health training and access, and other key issues. The group was greeted with a warm welcome by Senator Matt Klein, MD (DFL-West Saint Paul/Mendota Heights) and Representative […]

By Renee Sieving PhD, RN, FAAN, FSAHM & Annie-Laurie McRee DrPH, University of Minnesota Guidelines from the AAP and other professional organizations highlight provision of confidential care and time alone with a clinician as critical elements of adolescent preventive services. However, recent research highlights a gap between professional guidelines around confidential services and practice. A […]

By Sheldon Berkowitz, MD, FAAP, Children’s Minnesota  On a cold and windy March morning, about 20 pediatricians and pediatric residents joined with 20,000 other Minnesotans to rally against gun violence at the Capitol in the aftermath of the senseless deaths at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida six weeks earlier. This was the […]

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