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  • Commissioner Jesson Statement on Minnesota’s Top Health Care Ranking
    April 30, 2014 - St. Paul—Today Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson issued the following statement on the Commonwealth Fund’s Scorecard on State Health System Performance. Minnesota ranks No. 1 in overall health and healthy lives.
  • DHS, Supreme Court to highlight progress, work to be done at Mankato regional CJI meeting
    April 30, 2014 - Addressing improvements and discussing strategies to better the foster care system, Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson and Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea will host one of four Children’s Justice Initiative regional meetings this spring in Mankato on May 1.
  • Commissioner Jesson to be honored today for leadership in health care
    April 29, 2014 - The Women’s Health Leadership TRUST will honor today DHS Commissioner Lucinda Jesson at its 2014 forum and 35th anniversary celebration.
  • Tuesday's Olmstead Plan session is at Minnesota State, Mankato
    April 28, 2014 - Input from individuals with disabilities, their families, advocacy organizations, service providers and others is being sought on modifications to a plan that will help Minnesota develop the next generation of opportunities for people with disabilities.
  • Commissioner Jesson pushes for early childhood learning facilities funds
    April 25, 2014 - Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson visited the Valley View Family Center at Valley View Elementary School in Bloomington Friday to advocate for funding that will bolster access to high quality early education.
  • Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
    April 23, 2014 - Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson encourages Minnesotans to mark National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday, April 26, by finding and getting rid of their unused, unwanted prescription medicine as a way to stop drug abuse before it starts.
  • Jesson highlights need to rebuild Security Hospital facility
    April 16, 2014 - ST. PETER – Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson visited Minnesota Security Hospital on Wednesday to highlight the urgent need to build a safer, more therapeutic facility for mentally ill and dangerous patients.
  • More content moving to redesigned DHS public website
    April 15, 2014 - Direct care and treatment, substance abuse and problem gambling content recently moved within the DHS website. The move is part of the redesign of the department's public website to improve its usability.
  • Healthcare Decisions Day: Time to look at care needs
    April 14, 2014 - National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16 gives Minnesotans and their family members an opportunity to look at a range of future health care and long-term care needs.
  • Commissioner Jesson statement on report examining kids’ success across racial and ethnic groups
    April 01, 2014 - Today Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson issued the following statement on the Annie E. Casey Foundation report, “Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children.”

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