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2017 legislative session fact sheets available online

Fact sheets summarizing human services proposals for the 2017 legislative session are now available on the DHS website. The fact sheets highlight proposals in the capital budget.

Safe Place for Newborns law offers options for parents in crisis

Minnesota’s Safe Place for Newborns law allows mothers to safely and anonymously give up newborns to safe places such as hospitals and urgent care facilities, or by calling 9-1-1.

Minnesota selected as one of first states to pilot Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics

Minnesota is one of eight states selected to pilot a new model of mental and chemical health care, called Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced. 

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Commissioner's Award winner: Korean Service Center
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Korean Service Center is a community-based social service organization that helps non-English speaking Korean older adults in the Twin Cities stay healthy and age in place with a medical transportation and escort program, as well as other long-term care services. It received a 2016 Commissioner's Circle of Excellence Award from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

Medica questions?

Beginning this spring Medica will no longer provide some types of health care coverage through the State of Minnesota. See answers to common questions about this announcement and who will be affected on the Medica questions page.


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