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November 18, 2019

Following the 2017 measles outbreak, Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Somali outreach staff conducted a telephone survey with 300 Somali Minnesota families who had previously delayed vaccination with the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. The results of this survey have been shared through an infographic available in English and Somali. The infographic provides useful […]

October 18, 2019

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reports that influenza activity in the state for the week ending Oct. 5 was sporadic, making this a good window of time to remind patients and their caregivers to get the influenza vaccine. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) continues to recommend routine influenza immunization of all children without medical contraindications, starting […]

October 13, 2019

October 6-12 is observed as Infant Safe Sleep Week, but MNAAP’s Child Safety Work Group is reminding members that pediatricians play a role every day in helping parents understand the importance of safe sleep. An analysis by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) found that of the 90 sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUIDs) in 2016 and 2017, […]

Nearly half of members who responded to the MNAAP annual member survey said they wanted more information about how to recognize and address structural racism and bias. An upcoming Poverty and Disparities Work Group conference call offers all MNAAP members an opportunity to discuss the impact of racism on health and what pediatricians can do. By participating in the call, members will […]

September 23, 2019

Children have many points of interaction with motor vehicles long before they themselves become licensed drivers, and as pediatricians we can help reinforce to their caregivers the many opportunities that exist to keep children safe. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS), 27 children and teens between the ages of 0 and 18 […]

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