Looking for a way to engage on policy related issues and lend your voice to the conversation? If so, we invite you to join the MMA Advocacy Action Team.
There are a lot of things to know about when it comes to advocacy – and that can sometimes be overwhelming. Through this channel, you will have an opportunity to learn more about the basics of the legislative process, advocacy strategies, advocacy tools, and more. Interact with MMA staff and your peers to find how you can be an effective advocate – on a variety of issues.
The time from birth through age three is critical in brain development and in establishing a foundation for long-term health. Awareness needs to be raised around the importance of these ‘Three Key Years’ and the need for investments in early childhood care and early childhood education. Join the early childhood health advocacy action team channel and lend your voice to this important conversation.
Firearm death and injury is a public health crisis. Strategies needed to prevent and address this crisis include advocacy for firearm death and injury research funding, common sense gun laws at the state and federal level, as well as equipping physicians with the necessary tools to discuss firearm injury and death prevention in the exam room. Awareness needs to be raised around the fact that an overwhelming majority of firearm deaths in the U.S. are suicides. Here in Minnesota, approximately 4 out of 5 deaths attributable to firearms are suicides. Join the firearm death and injury prevention advocacy action team channel and lend your voice to this important conversation.
Under current state law, children must be vaccinated to attend public school in Minnesota. However, Minnesota is one of about 15 states that allow for parents to exempt their children from immunization requirements based on their personal beliefs. The MMA believes that all children should be vaccinated, except for those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. In addition to childhood immunizations, COVID-19 vaccines continue to dominate conversations across CDC and FDA advisory committees, dining room tables, social media, and the exam room. Join the vaccines advocacy action team channel and lend your voice to this important conversation.