The Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State recently posted several vacancies for various state boards, councils and committees. MNAAP members are encouraged to review the openings and consider applying. These vacancies offer an excellent opportunity for pediatricians to engage in advocacy. Vacancies include: Behavioral Health Planning Council: providers of Mental Health Services to the LGBTQ and/or Underserved Communities Maternal and Child Health Advisory […]
Category: "Legislative Updates"
With less than two weeks remaining in the legislative session, time is of the essence to make sure Minnesota senators know action must be taken to repeal the sunset of the provider tax. The provider tax is a time-tested, reliable way to fund essential health care services. It’s essential to repeal the December 31 sunset of this […]
The 2019 legislative session’s primary task of crafting a biennial budget to fund state government operations for two years accelerated in recent days as the House HHS finance committee acted upon an omnibus bill. The legislation includes dozens of proposals that would fund most state health care and human service programs. Included in the bill […]
MNAAP President-elect Sheldon Berkowitz, MD, FAAP, spoke at a House hearing on March 8 in support of a bill to fund education efforts about the health benefits of immunizations in communities with low rates of vaccination. The bill would target such efforts at both geographic areas with lower immunization rates, as well as for racial […]
A bill to promote the benefits of immunization will be heard in the House Health and Human Services Policy Committee on Friday, March 8. Please take 1 minute to contact your House member and urge them to support this effort to increase immunization rates. Our voice needs to be louder than those contacting legislators with […]