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Task Force on Mental Health Submits Recommendations to Gov.
The Governor's Task Force on Mental Health submitted its final report including nine recommendations to Gov. Mark Dayton on Nov. 15. Read more here.
Health Department Convenes Further Talks on Health Equity
The Minnesota Department of Health hosted a community conversation on advancing health equity on Nov. 14 in Minneapolis. Read more here.
ICSI Releases New Guideline for Opioid Treatment
The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement has released a new pain guideline that incorporates assessment, non-opioid treatment approaches, and opioid management. Read more here.
3 Opens Seats Available on Board of Medical Practice
The Minnesota Board of Medical Practice is seeking physicians to fill three vacancies representing the Third, Fourth and Eighth Congressional districts. Applications are due to the Secretary of State by Nov. 28. Read more here.
Minnesota Medicine Wins 5 Magazine Excellence Awards
Minnesota Medicine enjoyed a big night at the annual Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association Excellence Awards on Nov. 10, winning five awards. Read more here
AMA Remains Committed to Health Care Reform
On Nov. 16, the AMA House of Delegates, reflecting more than 170 state and specialty medical societies from across the country, reaffirmed its commitment to health care reform that improves access to care for all patients. Read the statement here.
Save the Date: Day at the Capitol Set for Feb. 15, 2017
The MMA's annual Day at the Capitol event, where physicians meet face to face with their state senator and representative to advocate for pro-medicine legislation, has been scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 15. Watch for future details.
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