By MNAAP Policy Chair Anne Edwards, MD, FAAP Child advocacy might be defined as speaking out on behalf of children. And yet, it might be said that advocacy really begins with listening. As pediatricians with varied backgrounds, advocacy is at the core of our work. We are privileged to partner with children and families to […]
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By Anne Edwards, MD, MNAAP Policy Chair There’s an old saying that “in a democracy decisions are made by those who show up” and there’s no truer example of that than Election Day. Influencing the decisions made in Washington and St. Paul begins by making your voice heard at the polls. And given that our […]
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 […]
By Anne Edwards, MD, FAAP, chair of MNAAP’s Policy Committee… With just a few drops of blood from a newborn’s heel, Minnesota’s newborn screening program has been credited with detecting more than 50 types of treatable disorders in hundreds of babies across the state. Early detection has meant the difference between life and death for […]
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 […]