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Help us work for you and your patients! Below are a few ways you can get involved:

Join one of our workgroups, which meet by conference call once per month


Mental Health

Chair: Read Sulik, MD
MNAAP support: Katherine Cairns
Meets by conference call on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 12:15 p.m.

Poverty/Disparities
Chair: Scott Schwantes, MD
MNAAP support: Melissa DeBilzan
Meets by conferrence call on the 1st Monday of each month at 12:15 p.m.

Immunizations
Chair: Dawn Martin, MD
MNAAP support: Katherine Cairns
Meets by conference call on the 1st Thursday of each month at 12:15 p.m.

Child abuse/maltreatment
Chairs: Mark Hudson, MD and Michael Partington, MD
MNAAP support: Melissa DeBilzan
Meets by conference call on the 1st Thursday of each month at 7:15 a.m.

Public policy
Chair: Anne Edwards, MD
MNAAP support: Katherine Cairns
Meets in person twice per year and by conference call as necessary

Membership and Communications
Chair: Elsa Keeler, MD
MNAAP support: Melissa DeBilzan
Meets by conference call on the 1st Friday of each month at 12:15 p.m.

Finance/personnel
Chair: R. Hampton Rich, MD
MNAAP support: Katherine Cairns
Meets twice per year by conference call and by phone as needed

Email Katherine Cairns at cairns@mnaap.org for more information about joining a workgroup or forming one of your own.

Other ideas

  • Attend an upcoming board meeting
  • Sign up for an upcoming event
  • Contact MNAAP about grant opportunities that may support an idea or project you have
  • Serve as a media contact or expert witness at the Capitol
  • Join a national committee, council or section
  • Donate to the Minnesota Academy of Pediatrics Foundation

To discuss these and other ideas, contact cairns@mnaap.org or debilzan@mnaap.org