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  • Input from people with disabilities, their families and others sought in Duluth Aug. 13
    August 05, 2013 - Input from individuals with disabilities, their families, advocacy organizations, service providers and others is being sought on a draft plan that will help Minnesota develop the next generation of opportunities for people with disabilities. A subcabinet of state agency leaders is holding a listening session Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Duluth City Hall Council Chambers.
  • Partnership encourages SNAP participation in Hmong and Latino communities
    July 30, 2013 - The Minnesota Department of Human Services, in partnership with Neighborhood House, is raising awareness about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and reaching high-need, but low-participating Minnesotans in the Hmong and Latino communities.
  • Recovery Month event to focus on veterans, service members
    July 30, 2013 - The Minnesota Department of Human Services will mark the beginning of Recovery Month this September with an event celebrating Minnesotans in recovery from addiction and mental health disorders.
  • Input from people with disabilities, their families, others sought in Moorhead Aug. 2
    July 26, 2013 - Input from individuals with disabilities, their families, advocacy organizations, service providers and others is being sought on a draft plan that will help Minnesota develop the next generation of opportunities for people with disabilities. A subcabinet of state agency leaders is holding a listening session Friday, Aug. 2, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead.
  • Applicants sought for Human Services Performance Council
    July 23, 2013 - Qualified volunteer candidates are being sought for the Human Services Performance Council.
  • Department of Human Services redesigns public dashboard
    July 18, 2013 - The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) has redesigned its public dashboard to better reflect and track progress on agency priorities.
  • DHS Cultural and Ethnic Communities Leadership Council taking applications
    July 12, 2013 - The Minnesota Department of Human Services is accepting applications for appointments to the newly created Cultural and Ethnic Communities Leadership Council.
  • Two task forces to help guide State Innovation Model health care reforms
    June 28, 2013 - The Minnesota Department of Human Services and the Minnesota Department of Health have appointed two task forces to support the Minnesota Accountable Health Model initiative.
  • Input sought on draft plan to improve services for people with disabilities
    June 25, 2013 - Listening sessions aimed at gathering input on a draft plan to improve services for people with disabilities will be held across the state this summer. A sub-cabinet of state agency leaders, including Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson, will host the listening sessions to hear from people with disabilities, their families, service providers and other stakeholders on the draft Olmstead plan.
  • Gains in asthma management show progress in reducing health care disparities
    June 24, 2013 - A growing number of children are getting their asthma under control in Minnesota, including children covered by Medicaid programs, according to data from the sixth annual Health Care Disparities Report.
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