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Category: "Advocacy"

October 23, 2014

Chapter leaders recently posted three questions to the two leading candidates for governor. Below is the response to the first question from Jeff Johnson, the Republican nominee. Governor Mark Dayton’s campaign has declined to participate in this and other candidate questionnaires this year, and instead suggests that the Governor’s track record speak for itself. MNAAP: […]

By Ed Ehlinger, MD, MSPH Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health North Dakota has been dramatically changed by the oil boom in the state’s Williston Basin. The influx of people to work in the Bakken oil fields has generated numerous social, economic, and public health issues. While environmental concerns, violence, prostitution, housing shortages, and […]

February 1, 2014

By Anne Edwards, MD, FAAP, chair of MNAAP’s policy committee… In the midst of all drama and sports analysis of the Super Bowl of late, it seems fitting to speak of offense and defense. As someone who has spent her fair share of time in legislators’ offices or testifying in front of legislative committees on […]

August 1, 2013

By Anne Edwards, MD, FAAP, chair of MNAAP’s policy committee and chair of pediatrics at Park Nicollet At the end of each session, I am reminded that we as children’s advocates participate in a marathon, not a sprint. MNAAP will continue to move forward, advocating on behalf of children to continue to move key issues […]

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