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Category: "Poverty & Disparities"

November 29, 2018

The Governor’s office has approved a request from the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MNAAP), the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) and the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) to proclaim January 2019 as Health Equity Month in Minnesota. In addition to other activities, we are collaborating on a two-part health equity series. Mark […]

November 5, 2018

By Eileen Crespo, MD, FAAP, Vice President of Medical Services, Delta Dental Minnesota; pediatrician at Hennepin Healthcare When I was a child, I remember sitting with fluoride trays in my mouth for what seemed like hours at the dentist. Then, you couldn’t eat for an hour. The advent of fluoride varnish has changed all of […]

February 6, 2018

Diana Cutts, MD, FAAP, Hennepin County Medical Center; and Rich Sheward, deputy director of innovative partnerships at Children’s HealthWatch Why screen for social determinants of health? In the United States, we spend increasingly more money per capita on medical services compared to other industrialized nations, while we spend increasingly less on social services. Thus, despite […]

November 14, 2017

Neil Bratney, MD, FAAP Nearly 1 in 10 Minnesotans are food insecure; that’s a half-a-million Minnesotans who don’t always know where their next meal is coming from. While poverty is a common contributing factor, transportation and geographic factors may also affect families without cars or without a grocery store nearby. Many families are just above […]

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