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Members, Earn Free CME for Watching Videos from MNAAP's Hot Topics in Pediatrics Conference!

From poverty to mental health to abuse, check out slides, resources and videos from pediatric experts across the state covering a range of pediatric health topics. Members can earn CME for watching some of the videos.


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Latest KIDS COUNT Report: MN Leads the Nation in Child Well-Being

Latest Kids Count Report: MN Leads the Nation in Child Well-Being

Good news: Minnesota ranks number one in overall child well-being -- up from 5th last year -- in the latest KIDS COUNT Data Book released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. 

However, not all Minnesota's children share equally in those improvements. Minnesota has some of the greatest disparities in the country in health, education and economic outcomes for its children of color.

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Got a Passion? Join a Work Group!

Mental health 
Increase accessibility of mental health services.

Child safety and maltreatment

Prevent accidental or intentional deaths and injuries.

Health disparities and poverty 

Address issues linked to poor health outcomes for low-income or at-risk children and their families.


Promote vaccine safety and efficacy.

Work groups meet by conference call every 1-2 months and you can participate as your schedule allows. If you are interested or would like more information, contact



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Newborn Hearing Screening Intervention Resources

In Minnesota alone, approximately one in 300 newborns is born with a hearing loss that can be identified through newborn hearing screening. Pediatric primary care providers can and should play a major role in the care of infants who do not pass their newborn hearing screen.

The CDC and AAP have teamed up to develop a new resource for pediatric clinicians, which is featured on the CDC web page, outlining the crucial role that pediatric clinicians play in identifying and providing timely interventions for children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (D/HH).


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Medical Assistance Now Covers EIDBI for Autism and Related Conditions

Medical Assistance now covers a new Early Intensive Developmental Behavioral Intervention (EIDBI) benefit for children from birth up to 21 years of age with autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. In July, the Minnesota Department of Human Services began enrolling qualified providers to deliver this intervention.

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Need MOC 4 Part 4 Credit in 2015?

Looking for a fast, easy way to complete your MOC Part 4 requirement? MNAAP is sponsoring two web-based quality improvement programs that satisfy MOC Part 4 requirements. They're fast, straightforward and discounted to just $99 for chapter members.

Health Care Home/Medical Home: Patient Registry, Care Plans and Clinic Quality Team

Pediatric Obesity: Increase Documentation of BMI and Overweight/Obesity Action Plans

Visit or email with questions.

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Reminder: Psychiatric Assistance Line Open 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Wondering whether a referral to a child psychiatrist is necessary? Or how to best manage a child's medications in the days or weeks leading up to an appointment with a psychiatrist?

Minnesota's Psychiatric Assistance Line (PAL) is a free service available to health professionals every Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Any healthcare provider can call for mental health triage and referral, or for a consultation with a Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist regarding a patient. This is a free service provided by PrairieCare Medical Group through a grant from DHS.

Providers may call 1-855-431-6468 or schedule a 15-minute consult online.

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