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  • Commissioner Jesson statement on Minnesota’s top ranking for senior health
    May 21, 2014 - Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson issued the following statement on the America’s Health Rankings 2014 Senior Report issued by the United Health Foundation. Minnesota ranks as the No. 1 healthiest state for seniors in America.
  • Court order approves Jensen Compehensive Plan of Action
    May 19, 2014 - On March 12, 2014, U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank issued a court order adopting and approving the Comprehensive Plan of Action for the Jensen Settlement Agreement. The Comprehensive Plan of Action outlines the path that DHS will take to come into compliance with the terms of the agreement.
  • Celebrate foster families in May and throughout the year
    May 16, 2014 - May is National Foster Care Month. In 2013, more than 8,000 families opened their homes to Minnesota’s waiting children, and 80 percent of children who left out-of-home care were reunited with their birth parents, primary caregivers or other relatives -- an important step in the department’s efforts to place children who enter foster care with their relatives.
  • Commissioner Jesson to lead Monday's Olmstead Plan session in Duluth
    May 16, 2014 - DHS Commissioner Lucinda Jesson will lead a meeting in which input from individuals with disabilities, their families, advocacy organizations, service providers and others is being sought on modifications to a plan that will help Minnesota develop the next generation of opportunities for people with disabilities. The session will be held in Duluth Monday, May 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Duluth City Hall Council Chambers, 411 West First St.
  • Thousands of children to benefit from $45M for school-linked mental health
    May 08, 2014 - The Minnesota Department of Human Services today announced $45.4 million in grants that will increase access to mental health services for thousands of Minnesota children.
  • Hospital patients, staff march to highlight mental, physical wellness
    May 06, 2014 - A group of patients and staff from at the Minnesota Security Hospital recently wrapped up a “March to Washington” fitness challenge in support of the “Make It Ok” campaign to reduce the stigma of mental illness.
  • Olmstead Plan listening session is Tuesday, May 6, in Bemidji
    May 05, 2014 - DHS Commissioner Lucinda Jesson will lead a meeting in which input from individuals with disabilities, their families, advocacy organizations, service providers and others is being sought on modifications to a plan that will help Minnesota develop the next generation of opportunities for people with disabilities. The listening session will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Beltrami Electric Coop, 4111 Technology Drive NW, Bemidji.

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