Two resident physicians have been selected as the inaugural recipients of the Eric Dick Advocacy Scholarship award. The award, named the after late MNAAP lobbyist, aims to engage residents in legislative advocacy projects. The projects focus on the health and wellbeing of children in Minnesota – particularly those focused on eliminating health disparities. Each awardee received $2,500 for their project and recently completed an policy orientation with MNAAP policy co-chair Hannah Lichtsinn and chapter lobbyist Chad Fahning.
Dr. Wendy Sun is a pediatric resident physician at the University of Minnesota. Her project focus will be on addressing disparities in access to pediatric mental healthcare.
Dr. Sarah Swenson is a pediatric resident physician at the University of Minnesota. Her project will focus on promoting systems change and health care policy solutions for improved identification and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs).