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  • 2013 legislative session fact sheets now available online
    May 30, 2013 - Fact sheets summarizing highlights of the 2013 legislative session are now available on DHS’ public website. The fact sheets are posted on the 2013 session fact sheets page.
  • DHS welcomes state’s ranking as healthiest state for seniors
    May 29, 2013 - A report released today recognizes the direction Minnesota has moved over many years to support older citizens’ access to health care services and long-term services and supports.
  • Families celebrated foster care at annual soccer event
    May 21, 2013 - The Fourth Annual Celebrate Foster Families event at the Minnesota United soccer match was held May 18 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis.
  • LGBT service organization honors DHS, Board on Aging
    May 16, 2013 - Commissioner Jesson and members of the Minnesota Board on Aging will accept an award honoring DHS and the Board on Aging for including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults in program planning and services.
  • Prevention Week highlights Minnesota’s substance abuse prevention efforts
    May 13, 2013 - Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed May 12-18, 2013, as Prevention Week in Minnesota in conjunction with National Prevention Week.
  • Minnesota achieves highest compliance rate for youth tobacco sales
    May 10, 2013 - Minnesota last year achieved a 99 percent compliance rate, its highest ever, with state and federal laws prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to people under 18 years old.
  • Federal government announces additional funding to cover ACA implementation costs
    May 03, 2013 - DHS received word from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that counties may be eligible for an increased match from the federal government to cover anticipated increases in Medical Assistance enrollment due to the Affordable Care Act.
  • Commissioner Jesson visits Moorhead to highlight investments in Minnesota children
    May 03, 2013 - Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson met with local and statewide leaders in Moorhead to discuss proposals in Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget that give every child in Minnesota an opportunity to succeed.
  • Foster families celebrated at two events
    May 01, 2013 - Foster families will have a chance to spend time together at two upcoming events to recognize the dedication of foster parents who help children in crisis and encourage more families to consider providing foster care.
  • Task force members sought for health care reform project
    April 04, 2013 - The Minnesota Department of Human Services and Minnesota Department of Health are seeking individuals to serve on two task forces that will support the Minnesota Accountable Health Model initiative.
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