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Archive: Month: May 2021

May 28, 2021

May 26, 2021 (St. Paul, MN) – Minnesota children and youth are in the midst of an emergency situation as firearm violence continues to claim young lives and create life-long trauma. Five months into 2021, already 20 children in Minneapolis have been the victims of gun violence, including five in the last month. These heart-breaking incidents reinforce […]

May 24, 2021

There are more than 24,000 children youth and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) under the age of 21 on Minnesota state programs. ASD is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the United States. In 2015, Minnesota created the Early Intensive Developmental and Behavioral Intervention (EIDBI) benefit. The benefit provides early intervention for children, youth […]

As a part of Project Firstline, the AAP has launched an infection control video series that addresses the latest member questions in a case-based format. Project Firstline is a collaboration led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that brings together diverse healthcare and public health partners to provide millions of frontline healthcare […]

May 14, 2021

If you are looking for a great way to get involved in MNAAP, make connections with fellow pediatricians across the state, and offer your input into the chapter’s initiatives and activities, consider applying to be a candidate for the MNAAP Board of Directors. Three at-large positions are available and MNAAP members will vote in June to select […]

May 7, 2021

According to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), 2020-21 school immunization data showed a troubling drop in the percentage of kindergarten and seventh-grade students fully vaccinated. Coverage for kindergarten students dropped by 3 percentage points for MMR, Varicella, DTaP, and Polio, when comparing the 2019-20 kindergarten cohort to the 2020-21 cohort. Larger decreases in coverage […]

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