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Senate Select Committee Considers Drug Costs
A Senate select committee tasked with studying health care costs and affordability held its second meeting on Aug. 17 with a specific focus on the rising costs of pharmaceuticals. Many legislators expressed frustration and anger about the skyrocketing costs of drugs, and several seemed to signal a willingness to consider legislative or regulatory action to counter the price increases. Read more here.
Advance Care Planning Initiative Wins Emmy
The Convenings, a statewide partnership including Honoring Choices Minnesota, Allina Health, HealthPartners, CentraCare Health, KARE 11, TPT - Twin Cities PBS, the Bruce Kramer Collaborative and the George Family Foundation, has won one of the most prestigious Emmy Awards given in the Upper Midwest -The Board of Governor's Award for partnerships. Read more here
Annual Conference Spotlight: Learn During Lunch
The MMA's 2017 Annual Conference will have several opportunities for attendees to learn while enjoying their lunch. Read more here.
MDH to Educate Fair-Goers on Vaccinations
Despite the fact that most people don't equate the Minnesota State Fair with healthy behavior, the Minnesota Department of Health is trying its best to do just that with an emphasis on vaccination education at its booth. Read more here
Volunteer Openings Available on MMA Policy Committees
Volunteer positions are available on each of the following MMA policy committees of the Board of Trustees: Ethics and Medical-Legal Affairs; Finance and Audit; Medical Practice & Quality; and Membership and Communications. Read more here.
Be Sure to Vote: MMA Leadership Elections
Elections for MMA's leadership are underway. Ballots for the 2017 elections have been sent to members, and a third and final reminder was sent out earlier this week. Included in the ballot is information on each candidate running. The election will be open through Sept. 1, so please make sure you vote! Click here to see a list of candidates. If you did not receive the election emails, contact Mary Canada
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