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Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month. In Minnesota, approximately 25,000 children are reported for abuse and neglect to the child protection system each year. Learn how to report abuse and neglect on the child protection programs and services page.

Get connected with Parent Aware

Get connected with Parent Aware

Too many of Minnesota's children are not prepared for kindergarten. Parent Aware gives you the tools and information to find the best quality child care and early education for your child. Search more than 12,000 programs by quality rating, location, schedule and more on the website.

IRS Form 1095-B, Health Coverage

IRS Form 1095-B, Health Coverage

If you or your family were enrolled in Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare in 2015, we sent you an IRS Form 1095-B in February 2016. This year’s Form 1040 federal tax return includes a question about your 2015 health coverage. Form 1095-B helps you answer this question. See the Form 1095-B page for more information.

Renewal notices for MA

Renewal notices for MA

Notices are coming to many Medical Assistance members. Yours may say coverage was renewed automatically; you don’t have to do anything unless you have a change to report. Or you may have to return a form within 30 days to keep your coverage. See the Renewing eligibility page for more information.

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Gov. Dayton establishes mental health task force

Gov. Mark Dayton announced the creation of the Governor’s Task Force on Mental Health to advise the governor and Legislature on improvements to Minnesota’s mental health systems.

Program keeps children safe, helps struggling families thrive

The Minnesota Department of Human Services is highlighting the Parent Support Outreach Program and other services to help families during Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in April.

Piper: Critical needs at Anoka psychiatric hospital can’t wait another year

Human Services Commissioner Emily Piper visited Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center on Tuesday to urge support for much-needed improvements, including more nursing staff, security upgrades and a broader plan to make beds available to people who now must wait for treatment.

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DHS Bonding: Anoka-Metro Regional Treatment Center
March 16, 2016 Length: 3:15 Direct Link
This project is a package of renovations at the Anoka facility that will improve patient and staff safety and ensures staff are equipped to serve the challenging patients admitted for mental health treatment.

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