[MMA News Now, June 19, 2014]
MMA member Daniel Broughton, M.D., FAAP, received the 2014 Distinguished Service Award from the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MNAAP) on June 13 at the group’s annual meeting in Bloomington.
Broughton, a past president of MNAAP, has been a tireless advocate for abused and neglected children. He was a founding member and eventual chair of the board of directors for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. He was also instrumental in starting and becoming the medical director of the Mayo Clinic Children's Advocacy Center and the Mayo Clinic Family Advocacy Program.
The MNAAP also honored Rep. Kim Norton (DFL – Rochester) as its “Child Advocate Legislator of the Year” for her successful stewardship of a bill to restore the state’s newborn screening program. Norton was also recognized for her long-standing leadership on efforts to reduce health disparities, reduce rates of childhood obesity and address the impact of autism.
For more information about the award winners, visit the MNAAP website.