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  • Human Services, Education commissioners highlight efforts to improve child safety, early education in Bemidji
    April 26, 2013 - Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson and Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius were joined by local and statewide leaders in Bemidji to discuss proposals in Gov. Mark Dayton’s budget that give every child in Minnesota an opportunity to succeed.
  • Healthcare Decisions Day time to plan for future needs
    April 15, 2013 - Tuesday, April 16, is National Healthcare Decisions Day, a time for Minnesotans and their family members to discuss both advance health care directives and plans for their retirement and need for care.
  • Time capsule opened at St. Peter Treatment Center
    April 15, 2013 - Employees, clients and retirees gathered at the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center recently to open a time capsule uncovered during a remodeling project.
  • Simplified application launched for seniors to access healthy food
    April 10, 2013 - To increase seniors’ access to nutritious foods, the Minnesota Department of Human Services announced the launch of a new one-page application for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for Minnesotans age 60 and older.
  • Human Services commissioner shares vision for future of MinnesotaCare
    April 05, 2013 - Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson led a roundtable discussion with MinnesotaCare advocates, enrollees and health care providers in northeast Minnesota to share Gov. Mark Dayton’s vision to continue and improve the historic program.
  • 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.
  • Lawmakers consider mental health and other key DHS initiatives
    April 03, 2013 - Initiatives to improve chemical and mental health services and help clients transition from intuitions to the community are scheduled to be heard by legislators Thursday.
  • Infant deaths in child care down, DHS report shows
    April 03, 2013 - Action taken by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, providers, and local partners to address a dramatic increase in the deaths of infants in child care has helped to stall the alarming trend.
  • Legislature to hear governor’s health care reform proposals
    April 03, 2013 - The Minnesota Senate will hear proposals from Governor Dayton that leverage federal health reform to provide new and or better coverage for thousands of Minnesotans.
  • Lawmakers look at key proposals for children and long-term care
    April 02, 2013 - Key human services proposals that restructure long-term care services and provide for the safe and healthy development of children are scheduled to be heard by legislators Wednesday.

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