Art + Medicine: An Emmy-Winning Combo

Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians member and University of Minnesota Center for the Art of Medicine Creative Director Jon Hallberg, MD, FAAFP, received an Upper Midwest Regional Emmy for his role in the Twin Cities Public Television/University of Minnesota Medical School collaboration “Hippocrates Cafe: Reflections on the Pandemic.”

Hallberg was creator and co-host of the hour-long television program that reflected on the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic through music, art, animation, photography, story, poetry and dance.

We caught up with Hallberg to learn more about the evolution of Hippocrates Cafe, the Center for the Art of Medicine’s partnership with Twin Cities Public Television and what’s ahead.

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2022 MN Legislative Session Update: Payment reform, Vaccine Access, MinnesotaCare Buy-IN & More

2022 Minnesota Legislative Session Update: Our legislative rep Dave Renner, CAE, shares an update on the status of primary care payment reform, gives a recap on recent bills introduced that would interfere with vaccine access, shares more on what we’re following with the Governor’s budget proposal as well as provides updates on frontline worker pay and workers’ compensation legislation.

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MN Physicians Urge Minnesotans to Get Vaccinated

Earlier this week, MAFP member and former Minnesota House Representative Alice Mann, MD, MPH, joined a group of Minnesota physicians and health care workers from across the state at Hennepin Healthcare Clinic & Specialty Center in Minneapolis. The group shared stories to help shed light on what’s happening in Minnesota hospitals (with the current surge and capacity and workforce issues) and asked Minnesotans to, once again, help slow the spread of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Vaccines: Safety & Effectiveness

We recognize there is A LOT of information out there regarding COVID-19 vaccines. It can feel overwhelming; and, unfortunately, not all of it is accurate.

Here’s what we know: vaccines are safe, effective and our number one tool at preventing serious illness and death related to COVID-19.

This post includes links to resources and trusted sources on vaccine safety, effectiveness and FAQs.

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