Governor Proclaims January 2019 as Health Equity Month in Minnesota

For the second year in a row, Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed January as Health Equity Month in Minnesota. As part of the month, the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA), the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) and the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MNAAP) are planning Facebook Live events that will address the topic and champion efforts to level the health care playing field for all Minnesotans.  
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State’s Physicians Plan Workshop on Gun Violence Prevention

The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) will host a workshop on gun violence prevention for physicians on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront hotel (11 Kellogg Boulevard East).
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MN Physicians Propose Funding Fix for MinnesotaCare, Medical Assistance

With the 2 percent provider tax repeal set for the end of 2019, Minnesota’s public health programs (MinnesotaCare, Medical Assistance, SHIP and other programs) face a significant gap in funding.
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Rochester Physician Becomes President of Minnesota Medical Association

Doug Wood, MD, was installed as the Minnesota Medical Association’s (MMA) 152nd president at the group’s Annual Conference on Sept. 21-22 at the Saint Paul Rivercentre. His term lasts one year.
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Three Physicians, One Medical Student Honored by Minnesota Medical Association

Three physicians and one medical student received Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) Awards during the group’s Annual Conference, held Sept. 21-22 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre.  
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Minnesota Medicine Names New Chief Medical Editor

Minnesota Medicine, the 100-year-old journal of the Minnesota Medical Association, has named Zeke J. McKinney, MD, MHI, MPH, as its new chief medical editor. He replaces the retiring Charles R. Meyer, MD, who has served as editor for the past 24 years.
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Minnesota Medical Association Turns 165

On July 23, the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA), the state’s largest physician advocacy organization, will turn 165 years old.
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MMA Urges Caution When Celebrating Independence Day

This Independence Day, the Minnesota Medical Association urges Minnesotans to leave the lighting of fireworks to the professionals.

“We know that fireworks are part of the season and the celebration, but we’d prefer that Minnesotans leave them to the professionals,” said MMA President George Schoephoerster, MD. “Every summer too many Minnesotans end up getting hurt when fireworks explode unexpectedly.”
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MMA to Host Two LGBTQ Health Events in May

Approximately 10 percent of Minnesotans who identify as LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) delay or avoid preventive care or medical treatment when they are sick or injured because they feel discriminated against by health care providers.
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Minnesota Physicians Boost the State's Economy


New study finds that state's physicians support more than 171,000 jobs,
generate $30.5 billion in economic activity

MINNEAPOLIS - Physicians add opportunity, growth and prosperity to the Minnesota economy by creating more than 171,000 jobs and generating $30.5 billion in economic activity, according to a new report, The Economic Impact of Physicians in Minnesota, released today by the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) and the American Medical Association (AMA).

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