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September 18, 2019

While the summer and fall of a non-election year are generally a quiet time for state legislators and advocates alike, it’s a perfect time to make or reinforce relationships with your legislators. Though the start of the 2020 Minnesota legislative session is many months away, the work of being an advocate for healthier kids, adolescents, […]

August 12, 2019

The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State recently posted several vacancies for various state boards, councils and committees. MNAAP members are encouraged to review the openings and consider applying. These vacancies offer an excellent opportunity for pediatricians to engage in advocacy. Vacancies include: Behavioral Health Planning Council: providers of Mental Health Services to the LGBTQ and/or Underserved Communities Maternal and Child Health Advisory […]

July 21, 2019

MNAAP is a leading voice on children’s health issues at the Capitol. The start of the 2020 Minnesota legislative session is still a few months away, but the MNAAP is using this downtime to prepare to make the most of our advocacy on behalf of Minnesota’s children. You can get involved in two ways: September 26 […]

June 13, 2019

Legislators, like students cramming for a big test or project, often work best under the pressure of deadlines. That was the case this legislative session, too, as it took an old-fashioned “all-nighter” for legislators to complete the work of the 2019 legislative session. Legislators, called back to the Capitol for a special session by Governor […]

MNAAP members are committed to protecting and advancing the health of every child and adolescent in Minnesota through advocacy, education and special projects. The 2019 legislative session has been an active one, with opportunities for MNAAP to be represented in different formats. Many thanks to members who have stepped up to testify in legislative committee […]

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