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April 10, 2023

As many as 5.3 million children may lose their Medicaid coverage during a period of eligibility redetermination following the COVID-19 public health emergency, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). This period, which started April 1, is often called “the unwinding.” Of that number, it is estimated that up to 70 percent of children […]

April 3, 2023

The news this week of the March 27th mass shooting in Nashville involving children serves as a somber reminder that the fight to protect children and youth from firearm violence continues to be a top priority for pediatricians. Accidental firearm injury and homicide are major health concerns for Minnesota’s youth. Firearms are also the leading […]

March 24, 2023

HF5 (Jordan, DFL – Minneapolis), a bipartisan bill to allocate about $200 million annually to offer Minnesota students free breakfast and lunch, regardless of family income, passed off the Senate floor on March 14. It was then passed in the House on March 16, and signed into law the following day. Minnesota is now the third […]

February 14, 2023

Amid a rapidly evolving online health information ecosystem, the American Academy of Pediatrics is excited to announce the launch of the Pediatric Digital Response Hub (PDRH). This online space is for pediatricians, children’s health advocates, and AAP-affiliates who use social media to promote health information and address misinformation. Through resource-sharing and discussion, AAP will use the […]

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