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News stories from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.


  • Minnesota joins national observance of Falls Prevention Awareness Day Sept. 22
    September 16, 2013 - Governor Mark Dayton has declared Sept. 22 as Falls Prevention Awareness Day in Minnesota, making Minnesota among 47 states joining the national Falls Free® Initiative to raise awareness of falls.
  • DHS partnering with CMS to improve services for low-income seniors, people with disabilities
    September 12, 2013 - The Minnesota Department of Human Services is partnering with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to improve care for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees.
  • Suicide Prevention Day: Time to remember there is help for those who need it
    September 06, 2013 - As World Suicide Prevention Day is observed this Tuesday, Sept. 10, the Minnesota Department of Human Services reminds Minnesotans of resources available to people in despair and their friends and family members.
  • Circle of Excellence Awards seeking nominations
    September 04, 2013 - The Department of Human Services is recognizing excellence in human services among its community partners. Nominations for the third annual Commissioner’s Circle of Excellence Awards are being accepted through Tuesday, Oct. 1.
  • Projects funded to help older Minnesotans live well at home
    September 03, 2013 - Organizations that help older Minnesotans stay in their homes as they age are receiving more than $4.3 million in funds from the Department of Human Services.
  • Increase in adult suicides prompts call for greater prevention efforts
    August 30, 2013 - With the most recent available data showing Minnesota having the highest rate of suicide in more than a decade, state officials are highlighting the importance of knowing suicide warning signs and that mental illnesses are treatable and suicides preventable.
  • Recovery Month highlights people who find “pathways to wellness” from addiction, mental health disorders
    August 29, 2013 - Several events are planned for September as the Department of Human Service and its partners mark National Recovery Month.
  • Minnesotans urged to provide ideas for 'Unsession'
    August 26, 2013 - Gov. Mark Dayton and all state agencies invite Minnesotans to share their ideas for how to improve state government services. The ideas will be considered in shaping legislation for the 2014 legislative session, which Gov. Dayton has dubbed the "Unsession."
  • Disability, aging, early childhood initiatives highlighted at Fair
    August 23, 2013 - The Minnesota Department of Human Services is involved in several efforts at this year’s Minnesota State Fair, which begins Thursday, Aug. 22, and runs through Sept. 2.
  • DHS expands role of MNsure In-Person Assisters
    August 19, 2013 - Today the Minnesota Department of Human Services announced that in-person assistance will be available to help MinnesotaCare enrollees get low-cost or free health care coverage through MNsure's In-Person Assister program.
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