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February 26, 2020

Public charge is an immigration policy that will prevent people from obtaining legal residency (a green card) if immigration officials deem them to be at risk of depending on public services. Specifically, people can be denied a path to citizenship if they use public resources for health coverage, housing support or food assistance. The new public charge rule took effect nationally […]

February 24, 2020

Vaccine proponents from around the state gathered in the Capitol rotunda for a joyful celebration of immunizations and the tremendous public good served by vaccines. Dozens of health professionals – including many pediatricians and medical students – as well as parents and children, held an enthusiastic rally in support of increasing vaccination rates. Mark your […]

February 10, 2020

The National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. (NORD) has identified Minnesota as one of four states to receive a grade A for newborn screening, according to a recent post by the Minnesota Department of Health. States were graded on the number of RUSP (Recommended Uniform Screening Panel) conditions included on their screening panel, how RUSP conditions are added, […]

The MNAAP Pediatric Mental Health work group is hosting a virtual learning collaborative to help pediatricians statewide improve clinic rates for adolescent/young adult depression screening/referral. This MOC4 has been approved by the ABP for 25 points that can be completed in four months by June 2020. This project is being done in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health and […]

The 2020 child and adolescent immunization schedule released earlier this week includes changes to recommendations for hepatitis A and tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccines. In addition, the terms “individual clinical decision-making” and “clinical discretion” have been replaced with “shared clinical decision-making.” The 2020 schedule has been approved by the Academy, the Advisory Committee […]

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