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October 25, 2019

Many pediatricians and pediatric residents have benefited from grant funding obtained through AAP’s Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) program. Through an annual competitive process, pediatricians can receive up to $10,000 and pediatric residents up to $2,000 in funding for planning or implementing community projects that improve the health of children, especially those who are underserved. In […]

October 18, 2019

Thanks to a gift from a generous contributor, your donation dollar can go farther when you participate in Minnesota’s “giving holiday” Give to the Max Day on Thursday, November 15. Donations made to the Minnesota Academy of Pediatrics Foundation up to $1,000 will be matched with funds from a charitable donor. Your gift will support various projects […]

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reports that influenza activity in the state for the week ending Oct. 5 was sporadic, making this a good window of time to remind patients and their caregivers to get the influenza vaccine. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) continues to recommend routine influenza immunization of all children without medical contraindications, starting […]

October 13, 2019

October 6-12 is observed as Infant Safe Sleep Week, but MNAAP’s Child Safety Work Group is reminding members that pediatricians play a role every day in helping parents understand the importance of safe sleep. An analysis by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) found that of the 90 sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUIDs) in 2016 and 2017, […]

Nearly half of members who responded to the MNAAP annual member survey said they wanted more information about how to recognize and address structural racism and bias. An upcoming Poverty and Disparities Work Group conference call offers all MNAAP members an opportunity to discuss the impact of racism on health and what pediatricians can do. By participating in the call, members will […]

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