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(7/23/2020) - MN-ACP Anti-Racism Statement and Action
The Minnesota Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) is committed to becoming an antiracist organization.
The state of Minnesota, like the entire country and indeed the world, is in the midst of two pandemics. One is Covid-19 which has challenged our norms of practice and societal life for just the last six months. The other is systemic racism which has been present for hundreds of years in this country.
The killing of George Floyd by officers from the Minneapolis Police Department highlights the need for the medical community to re-examine our history, our current practices, and our plans to dismantle systemic racism. George Floyd’s killing was wholly unacceptable, was entirely preventable, and is unfortunately another recent example in a lengthy history of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) killed by law enforcement.
As a member-driven organization representing over 2,500 internal medicine physicians and affiliated health professionals, the Minnesota Chapter of ACP through this statement reaffirms its stance against structural racism and outlines its plans to act in furtherance of this stance. Read full statement here.
(05/4/2020) - MN-ACP Open Nominations for Council positions-due May 15th
The election for two at-large Minnesota ACP Council position and one Treasurer will be held June 15 to July 15, 2020. The positions for this election will be three-year terms. The responsibilities of a Council member are to support the Mission and Vision of the MN-ACP, to attend the fall and spring Council meetings (virtual meeting or in person), and to engage in committees and work of the Council as appropriate.
Self- nominations are encouraged. We are especially interested in nominees from greater Minnesota. Nominations are open for the two “at large” MN-ACP Council position and one Treasurer Council position. The Treasurer also serves on the MN-ACP Executive Committee. We will support the ACP Diversity Policy below in bringing forth candidates for the all member election.
If you are interested in running in the election for a MN ACP Council position, please submit your CV to the Nominations Committee at Minnestoa.ACP@gmail.com along with the completed short biographical form and statement at MN-ACP Council Nomination form by May 15th. The Nominations Committee will review submissions and will announce the slate of candidates by June 15th. The short biographical form and statement of the candidates will be posted online for members’ review. The election results will be announced by July 15th.
(04/17/2020) - MN COVID Legislation
The recently passed MN COVID legislation had been negotiated by legislative leaders prior to the start of the sessions, and it passed both bodies by near-unanimous margins. The appropriation totaled $320 million and provided funding and relief to many economic sectors, including transportation, small business, child care, and veterans affairs. The Legislature had previously passed $200 million in support for health care clinics, hospitals, and long-term care facilities.
(04/17/2020) - Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act
The negotiated Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act — named for Alec Smith, a 26-year-old Minnesotan who died in 2017 after being unable to afford his insulin — would allow Minnesotans with diabetes to access an emergency 30-day supply of insulin for a $35 copay. It also establishes a long-term insulin affordability plan for diabetics who are uninsured or under-insured, on Medicare or have high copay. This bill was signed into law this week and is effective 7-1-20.
(4/17/2020) - Minnesota Grants for Clinics and Health Systems
Applications are now open for $150 million of Minnesota grants for Clinics and Health Systems. Information
(1/29/20) - 2020 MN Legislative Session Survey
Thank you for your interest in health policy and advocacy at the national and state level! Your input is especially important this year for the upcoming Minnesota legislative session which starts next month. Please take 5 minutes to provide your input on priority issues that MN-ACP should work on during the 2020 MN legislative session… Please click on this survey link which will be open until Feb. 15, 2020.
(10/28/19) - October 28th is National Internal Medicine Day #IMproud
This day recognizes internal medicine specialists and subspecialists who are united by a commitment to excellence and who make a difference in the lives of their patients every day. Please help ACP share the news about National Internal Medicine Day with your colleagues and encourage them to celebrate internal medicine and internists by:
- Flooding the internet with internal medicine pride: recognize a colleague, thank a mentor, or tell your story.
- Using the official hashtags – #NationalInternalMedicineDay and #IMproud – in social media posts.
- Joining the #NIMdayChat Twitter chat on October 28 co-hosted by ACP’s Council of Early Career Physicians, Council of Resident/Fellow Members, and Council of Student Members.
- Visiting www.acponline.org/NIMDay for more ways to celebrate, including downloadable materials.
- Following ACP on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for sharable social media content about National Internal Medicine Day, including social media frames for your profile picture on Facebook and Twitter.
- Beginning next week, 30-second radio ads about National Internal Medicine Day and internal medicine will air in in New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago for four weeks.
(9/24/19) - MN Story Slam!
We are inviting physicians, residents, medical students, PAs and APRNs to tell a short story about an event, a case or other revelation that describes why medicine is awe-inspiring or fascinating to you. Participants deliver the stories verbally and stories are limited to 5 minutes. Information about this MN Story Slam event on October 10th at 4pm at the Minneapolis Convention Center and/or sign up by Oct. 4th to tell a story.