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: […]
Category: "Poverty & Disparities"
MNAAP signed on to a statement with eight other Minnesota physician organizations representing more than 5,000 physicians across the state, that declares racism a public health crisis and calls for steps we as health care leaders must take to begin to address it. It also calls on our colleagues in Minnesota’s health care systems, medical […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]