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 […]
Category: "Poverty & Disparities"
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 […]
By Nate Chomilo, MD, Minnesota Doctors for Health Equity Here’s a statistic that may be hard to hear: Only 10 to 20 percent of health outcomes are attributable to health care. For all our education, training and expertise, there is only so much we as physicians can do if we choose to only work within […]