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When pediatricians, pediatric medical sub-specialists and pediatric surgical specialists join together, we can do amazing things for children and their communities.  MNAAP offers many opportunities to connect, advocate and make a difference based on your schedule and interest.

Through the Minnesota AAP Chapter, members can:

  • Participate in one of the chapter work groups on advocacy, immunizations, health equity, pediatric mental health, and child/teen safety. Most work groups meet for 45 minutes every 2-3 months by conference call and are focused on advocacy and education.
  • Join the MNAAP Board of Directors to help identify priority issues, activities and initiatives aimed at improving the health of all children in Minnesota.
  • Attend the annual Pediatrics Day at the Capitol to meet with legislators about specific issues.
  • Stay on top of changes to Minnesota law affecting children, families and providers along with opportunities to voice opposition or support for key bills. Be sure you’re receiving bi-weekly legislative updates during the session.
  • Follow MNAAP on Facebook and Twitter. Join the conversations taking place with key pediatric leaders on social media.
  • Offer to testify or help provide background information for legislators to consider before voting on a specific bill. You could also offer to serve as a media contact for general pediatrics or a specific area of expertise.
  • Respond to action alerts – occasional emails urging members to contact their representatives by phone or email about a particular issue.
  • Write a brief article for Minnesota Pediatrician, the chapter’s quarterly newsletter written by and for pediatricians, about an issue you feel is important.
  • Learn about possible grant funding or technical assistance that may support an idea or project you have.
  • Attend or present at the chapter’s Hot Topics in Pediatrics conference in May of each year.

Whether you have a few hours a month or just minutes a day, we can find a way for you to get involved, take action and make a difference in your practice and community. Email debilzan@mnaap.org to learn more.

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