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October 20, 2020

The development of children can be impacted by many factors. This year, Hennepin Healthcare’s Annual Tobin-Thompson Pediatrics Lectureship will focus on the role of fathers in the health of children. Join the virtual lecture on Thursday, October 29, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. The program features two speakers and includes remarks and conversation with two MNAAP members: […]

Join MNAAP and the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) on Wednesday, October 21 from 12 to 1 p.m. for a webinar focused on evolving adolescent mental health needs during the pandemic. Panelists will discuss management strategies to address common adolescent mental health concerns in primary care and community settings, and how different healthcare systems, including primary care practices, mental […]

October 13, 2020

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) sent a letter to MNAAP this week, asking for pediatric providers help with an issue in close contact reporting. The letter, signed by Ruth Lynfield, MD, FAAP, state epidemiologist; and Sarah Lim, MD, explains that MDH “has received reports from healthcare providers of instances where they have been asked […]

October 6, 2020

The MNAAP Pediatric Mental Health work group is hosting a virtual learning collaborative to help pediatricians statewide improve clinic rates for adolescent/young adult depression screening/referral. After a COVID-break, we are re-starting to assist participants in completing this MOC4. This MOC4 has been approved by the ABP for 25 points that can be completed in three months by Dec. 15, 2020. This project is being done in […]

September 27, 2020

Nearly 20,000 Minnesotans found themselves without shelter on any given night in 2018 and a third of those were children living with their parents, according to research from the Wilder Foundation. This devastating situation has been exacerbated in 2020, particularly for individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color. MNAAP leadership joined with those at the […]

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