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Key Accomplishments

Year 2016


• One of highest points ever at 1,015 members.
• Over 150 people registered to attend a portion of this conference -- record attendance
• Work groups have never been stronger. More than 50 members are actively engaged in MNAAP's work groups.

Mental health

• 6 pediatric clinics participated in learning collaborative funded by MDH to integrate behavioral health into their pediatric primary care clinic, resulting in a 25% increase in mental health screening and nearly a 20% improvement in connecting children/teens with a mental health provider over baseline rates.
• 35 MN pediatricians at 10 clinics are participating in an HPV MOC4 virtual learning collaborative along with over 100 additional Midwest pediatricians from five other states. Selected 3 clinics to receive additional funds to implement HPV quality improvement
• Provided training on HPV to over 100 pediatric clinicians in partnership with the University of MN, MDH, the American Cancer Society, Rotary International, Mayo Clinic, Allina Health System and other stakeholders


• 4 primary care clinics received funding through a grant received from the U of M to establish or improve food insecurity screening and referrals.
Child abuse and maltreatment
• Identified and shared concerns about with state agencies and the governor's legislative taskforce about how the state handles child abuse screening, intake and investigation
• Testified before Governor's Taskforce on Protection of Children
• Met with president of Minnesota Association of County Social Services Association to discuss ways providers and county social workers can better work together
• Developed template language when communicating with families about the need to make a report, which is on website


• Over 100 pediatric clinicians attended Peds Day at the Capitol in April
• Supported legislation to strengthen the child maltreatment reporting system
• Supported partner coalitions, including MinneMinds, Raise it for Health, SHIP, and Minnesotans for Healthy Kids.

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