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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 […]

September 18, 2019

The American Academy of Pediatrics has called upon pediatricians to take an active role in screening for food insecurity in clinical settings and connecting families to food resources. Implementation of screening for food insecurity has accelerated rapidly over the past few years, but many questions remain, including where and how to screen, and what to […]

September 8, 2019

The Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MNAAP) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) are seeking to partner with pediatricians, pediatric providers and/or pediatric clinics interested in increasing adolescent immunization rates by implementing vaccine recall/reminder messages. The target population is 11-13 year-olds who do not have documentation of HPV 1, Tdap, HPV2 or MCV/MCV4. […]

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