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September 15, 2020

Less than 30 days remain to complete the 2020 census. This is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to help make a difference in the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in the country. In 2010, more than 2 million children went uncounted. With half of those under age 5, the consequences of underfunded health and […]

August 31, 2020

The AAP is inviting MNAAP members to serve as the E-cigarette Chapter Champion. The purpose of this role is to lead local advocacy and educational initiatives related to youth e-cigarette prevention and addiction support. Champions will have access to the Academy’s new e-cigarette curriculum and hands-on communications and media training. Candidates will make an initial […]

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 […]

August 10, 2020

Pediatricians recognize the importance of immunizations year-round, but the month of August allows for extra attention on vaccinations as National Immunization Awareness Month. Decreased childhood immunizations rates in Minnesota during the COVID-19 pandemic makes reaching families and parents to reinforce the importance of vaccines all the more important. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer […]

July 24, 2020

July 2020 The Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MNAAP) strongly supports guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) regarding school re-entry for the 2020-2021 school year. We believe all policy considerations for the coming school year should begin with a goal of having students physically present in school in a manner […]

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