The World Health Organization has declared monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern. There have been 38 confirmed cases of monkeypox reported in Minnesota, as of August 2, 2022, and community spread is happening. We’ve compiled a list of resources/links for health professionals that cover recognizing and treating monkeypox, clinical considerations and more.Read More Monkeypox: Resources for Health professionals
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.Read More 2022 MN Legislative Session Update: Payment reform, Vaccine Access, MinnesotaCare Buy-IN & More
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.Read More MN Physicians Urge Minnesotans to Get Vaccinated
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.Read More COVID-19 Vaccines: Safety & Effectiveness
The Delta variant is now the dominant strain across Minnesota (and the U.S.): it’s more contagious and may cause more severe illness than past variants (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). We are seeing infections and hospitalizations increasing again—and, in turn, our health system is being strained.
We know many of you are SO tired and have done your part in the past to limit the spread and fight this pandemic. Unfortunately, the more people in our communities who don’t do their part, the more the virus will mutate (change) and cause problems for all of us.
Once again, we’re hearing from family physicians across Minnesota: They are tired. They are struggling. They are fighting for you. But, they need YOU to join the fight!Read More We Need You to Join the Fight Against the Delta Variant