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September 27, 2020

Voting is one of the most powerful tools we have to influence public policies that impact children and families and address health inequities in our communities. Election Day is 39 days away. Make sure you are registered to vote, and encourage eligible patients, families and colleagues to do the same. Here are just a few ways to […]

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 […]

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