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2018 Priority Issues

With guidance from MNAAP members, committees, and chapter leadership, the MNAAP has set the following legislative priorities for the 2018 session: 

  • Reducing vaccine-preventable disease
  • Improving pediatric mental health care access
  • Reinforcing principles for healthy kids and families
    Improve health care access and affordability
    Address health inequities among children
    Invest in prenatal and early childhood initiatives
    Supporting public health policies has tremendous benefits for children

View MNAAP's 2018 priorities: short version | long version

Priority issues may change based on legislation introduced, public health emergencies, and other factors. MNAAP is carefully monitoring a variety of issues, such as gun violence and opioid addiction, and is working with leading/expert organizations to support legislation that assures the safety and health of children.

Members can sign up for bi-weekly legislative updates from MNAAP's lobbyist to stay current on these and other child health issues being discussed at the Capitol. Sign up by sending an email to