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AAP Top 10 Resolutions Includes MNAAP Member Submission

August 24, 2020

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)  has issued its top 10 resolutions for the coming year – and the list includes one submitted by MNAAP Board Member Dr. Nate Chomilo to prohibit the use of race-based medicine. Dr. Chomilo worked with colleagues at the Minnesota Academy of Family Practice, Drs. Andrea Westby and Ebiere Okah, on the wording of the resolution.

The top 10 resolutions were approved at the recent Annual Leadership Forum and will be referred to areas of the Academy with related expertise for a review and potential action.
  1. Addressing Structural Racism Within Healthcare
  2. Supporting Child and Youth Mental Resilience in Schools
  3. Creation of Task Force on Immunization Advocacy and Hesitancy
  4. Ask All Children, Adolescents and Their Families About Racism, Discrimination and Bias
  5. Developing a Pediatric Model for Value Based Payment
  6. Prohibit the Use of Race-Based Medicine
  7. Unmet Need of Inpatient and Outpatient Mental Health for Children
  8. Advocate for Paid Parental Leave and Mother Baby-Friendly Workplaces
  9. Physician Burnout Must be Prevented by Change in Healthcare Delivery Systems
  10. Expanding Training on Psychiatric Conditions for General Pediatricians

These resolutions were chosen from about 90 submitted by AAP groups and members for consideration. To view the full text of the resolutions, visit the AAP collaborate site.

The deadline for submitting resolutions for consideration during the 2021 ALF Conference is November 1.

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