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August 22, 2022

Minnesota is filled with pediatricians and child health advocates who are making a difference in their communities. Consider submitting a nomination for one or both awards below: Distinguished Service AwardEach year MNAAP recognizes a pediatrician for their outstanding efforts that contribute to the improvement of child health care. This is really the “Lifetime Achievement Award” for the pediatrician who has dedicated their […]

August 16, 2022

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) would like to have a better understanding of how providers screen and respond to mental health concerns in children and adolescents. As part of this work, MDH has hired Wilder Research to conduct a survey of health care providers. Specifically, MDH would like to know if providers have heard of, or […]

A new law enacted during the 2021 legislative session and effective earlier this year expands medical assistance to cover “enhanced asthma care services.” Services include provision of allergen-reducing products and assessment of homes for environmental triggers. Medical Assistance members under the age of 21 or MinnesotaCare members under the age of 19 who have poorly […]

August 12, 2022

It’s more complicated than you might think.  Obviously, it starts at birth.  Well, not exactly.  We all know that there is a child being created for several months before we pediatricians get directly involved.  So don’t forget about supporting the health, nutrition, and medical care of young women–even BEFORE they become pregnant.  We can influence the […]

In fall 2021, the chapter adopted Early Childhood concerns as one of its top strategic priorities for the years 2022, ’23, and ’24. This decision changed our Early Childhood Caucus into the Early Childhood Working Group, still co-chaired by Krish Subrahmanian, MD, FAAP; Nathan Chomilo, MD, FAAP; and Roger Sheldon, MD, FAAP. The group has been […]

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