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May 10, 2023

The following is a legislative update sent to MNAAP members on Monday, May 1, 2023. This is an abbreviated version of the message members receive from the chapter’s lobbyist. If you are a MNAAP member and you are not receiving a legislative update, contact Communications Manager Bethany Venable via email. Conversion Therapy Ban, Gender Affirming […]

March 28, 2023

Word from the President Legislature Off to Fast Start with Plenty of Road Ahead MNAAP Advocacy in Action MNAAP Work Group Update: Early Childhood MNAAP Work Group Update: Anti-Racism & Disparities Member Spotlight: M. Jennifer Abuzzahab, MD, FAAP CATCH Grant Program Encourages Connection, Partnerships View the issue here (PDF)

Over the last several years, projects initiated through the AAP’s Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) program have advanced child health for vulnerable populations and connected nearly 2,000 pediatricians and pediatricians-in-training with their communities. Here in Minnesota, one MNAAP member has had a front row seat to the CATCH project process for more than a […]

A core function of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is to advocate on behalf of the state’s infants, children, and teens. As a nonpartisan, pro-child organization, the chapter goes to bat during the legislative session to weigh in as child health experts on topics that have a direct impact on child […]

The new DFL-controlled legislature is off to a fast start in the 2023 legislative session. Legislators are wasting little time as they return to St. Paul for the first fully in-person session since 2020. With buzzwords like reproductive rights, firearm safety, public option, and paid family and medical leave echoing through its halls, the Capitol […]

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