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Featured programs and initiatives


Blue Ribbon Commission on Health and Human Services

Group to help state leaders craft a vision that aims to improve outcomes, reduce disparities, create efficiencies, expand program integrity and steward taxpayer dollars in health and human services programs.

Integrated Health Partnerships

Partnerships improve the health of Medicaid enrollees and lower the cost of care

Commissioner’s Circle of Excellence Awards

Information about the annual Commissioner’s Circle of Excellence Awards.

Jensen Settlement

The Jensen Settlement Agreement is the result of a lawsuit filed against the DHS in 2009 alleging that residents of the former Minnesota Extended Treatment Options (METO) program were unlawfully and unconstitutionally secluded and restrained.

DHS and Minnesota’s Olmstead Plan

DHS is committed to making the principles of Olmstead part of everything we do.

Minnesota Long Term Care Partnership

The partnership enables Minnesotans who purchase certain long-term care insurance to have more assets protected if they later need state help to pay for long-term care.

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