|1:00-2:00 p.m.||Welcome and “Advocacy 101”
MNAAP Pediatric Priorities
Group discussions with legislators
|2:15-2:30 p.m.||Group photo|
|2:30-4:30 p.m.||One-on-one meetings with individual legislators
Committee meeting attendance, if space available
Legislative Meetings Debriefing and Appetizers at Axel's Bonfire Grill at 850 Grand Ave. in St. Paul
More than 100 pediatricians and pediatric residents gathered at the Capitol on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 to hear from and speak with legislators about child health issues ranging from the state's health insurance exchange to bullying prevention to gun control. Guest speakers included Senator Patricia Torres Ray (DFL - Minneapolis), Chair of the Senate Education Policy Committee, and Representative Tina Liebling (DFL - Rochester), the Chair of the House HHS Policy Committee.
Following the program, many of the attendees met with their own elected officials in one-on-one meetings. Many others watched the House HHS Policy Committee consider two bills related to infant sleeping positions at licensed daycare centers and mandated pulse oximetry testing for all newborns. MNAAP received positive feedback from attendees, saying they appreciated the opportunity to learn more about and participate in the legislative process.
If you would like more information about MNAAP's policy committee or would like to receive bi-weekly legislative updates from our lobbyist, email firstname.lastname@example.org