Know the Dangers

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.

DHS Dashboard displays results

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.

Safe Place for Newborns

No shame. No blame. No names. The Safe Place for Newborns law allows a mother or someone acting with her permission to safely surrender an unharmed infant born in the past seven days to a designated safe place. More information is in a flier that can be printed and shared, and a news release.

Minnesota first in long-term care

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.

Many farmers markets accept SNAP

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides Minnesotans in need with access to nutritious food, including fresh produce at local farmers markets. Find out how to apply for SNAP on the DHS website and see a map of farmers markets that accept SNAP benefits this growing season.

Parent Aware for high quality care

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.

MNsure marketplace

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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School districts receive federal mental health funding

Mental health services in Minnesota schools will benefit from new grant funding announced today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Minnesota Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson said.

DHS commissioner visits Willmar to discuss work to improve child welfare system

Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson and Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea are traveling the state as part of the Children’s Justice Initiative, an effort to improve services for children in the foster care system.

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