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A successful new mental health program and five others like it are at risk of ending unless the Minnesota Legislature approves funding to continue the services. Today, state officials visited one of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) to highlight the value of the model, which combines substance use disorder treatment, mental health care and a range of other services under one roof. 
 
State agencies, including the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), continue to be the target of increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks. Information about three successful cyberattacks involving the state email accounts of DHS employees can be found on DHS' website.
 
Illegal drug use claimed the lives of hundreds of Minnesotans in 2017, a devastating toll that dominated headlines. Yet another 1,700 Minnesotans died that year – and every year – from alcohol-related causes, with little public attention.
 
The Minnesota Department of Human Services is awarding $8.6 million in Live Well at Home grants to help older Minnesotans remain in their homes rather than move to nursing homes or other more expensive settings.
 
 




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County social worker discusses requirements, support for foster parents
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Dustyn Davis, Hennepin County foster care licensing social worker, describes what the county expects from people who are interested in becoming foster parents and the services to support families.
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