The Minnesota Department of Human Services launched a new website about synthetic drugs. Visit KnowtheDangers.com to learn what types of substances, packaging and paraphernalia to look for, what effects these drugs have, and how to start a conversation about their use.
The DHS Dashboard website, which displays department priorities and progress toward its goals, has been updated with 18 new measures for 2014. Among highlights is the department’s work to improve access to affordable health care: the number of Minnesotans without insurance dropped by more than 180,000 since fall 2013.
Minnesota is number one among states for long-term care, according to the 2014 State Long Term Services and Support Scorecard sponsored by the AARP, The Commonwealth Fund and The Scan Foundation. More information is in a news release on the top ranking.
Parent Aware is a free service for Minnesota parents searching for high quality child care providers and early learning programs. Find rated programs that help prepare children for kindergarten on the Parent Aware website.
If you applied through MNsure, see information for applicants for Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare for more information. FAQs about health care applications through MNsure are also available online. Questions? For Medical Assistance, call the Member Help Desk at 651-431-2670 or 1-800-657-3739. For MinnesotaCare, call 651-297-3862 or 1-800-657-3672.
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