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March 28, 2023

Word from the President Legislature Off to Fast Start with Plenty of Road Ahead MNAAP Advocacy in Action MNAAP Work Group Update: Early Childhood MNAAP Work Group Update: Anti-Racism & Disparities Member Spotlight: M. Jennifer Abuzzahab, MD, FAAP CATCH Grant Program Encourages Connection, Partnerships View the issue here (PDF)

Over the last several years, projects initiated through the AAP’s Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) program have advanced child health for vulnerable populations and connected nearly 2,000 pediatricians and pediatricians-in-training with their communities. Here in Minnesota, one MNAAP member has had a front row seat to the CATCH project process for more than a […]

Jennifer Abuzzahab is a pediatric endocrinologist at Children’s Minnesota and has been a MNAAP member since 2001. Dr. Abuzzahab answered these questions for Minnesota Pediatrician as this issue’s member spotlight. What made you choose pediatric endocrinology as your specialty?   I like the balance of hormone pathways, the ability to replace (most) deficits with bio-identical […]

The Anti-Racism and Disparities (ARD) workgroup met for a winter retreat this past January. It was a great gathering, full of reflection and discussion.  The purpose of this workgroup is to facilitate a chapter structure for members that is just, diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible; and to promote health equity for children of Minnesota as […]

Early childhood education has been a popular term at the legislature this year! As pediatricians know (and most other people, young parents and legislators included, do not know), early childhood education is the same as early childhood life!  No classrooms needed.  An enormous amount of learning has to take place before any “schooling” or “kindergarten” […]

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