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  • Projects funded to help older Minnesotans live well at home
    September 03, 2013 - Organizations that help older Minnesotans stay in their homes as they age are receiving more than $4.3 million in funds from the Department of Human Services.
  • Increase in adult suicides prompts call for greater prevention efforts
    August 30, 2013 - With the most recent available data showing Minnesota having the highest rate of suicide in more than a decade, state officials are highlighting the importance of knowing suicide warning signs and that mental illnesses are treatable and suicides preventable.
  • Recovery Month highlights people who find “pathways to wellness” from addiction, mental health disorders
    August 29, 2013 - Several events are planned for September as the Department of Human Service and its partners mark National Recovery Month.
  • Minnesotans urged to provide ideas for 'Unsession'
    August 26, 2013 - Gov. Mark Dayton and all state agencies invite Minnesotans to share their ideas for how to improve state government services. The ideas will be considered in shaping legislation for the 2014 legislative session, which Gov. Dayton has dubbed the "Unsession."
  • Disability, aging, early childhood initiatives highlighted at Fair
    August 23, 2013 - The Minnesota Department of Human Services is involved in several efforts at this year’s Minnesota State Fair, which begins Thursday, Aug. 22, and runs through Sept. 2.
  • DHS expands role of MNsure In-Person Assisters
    August 19, 2013 - Today the Minnesota Department of Human Services announced that in-person assistance will be available to help MinnesotaCare enrollees get low-cost or free health care coverage through MNsure's In-Person Assister program.
  • Disability, aging, early childhood initiatives highlighted at State Fair
    August 19, 2013 - DHS is involved in several efforts at this year’s Minnesota State Fair, which begins Thursday, Aug. 22, and runs through Sept. 2. The Minnesota Board on Aging promotes the Senior LinkAge Line® and www.MinnesotaHelp.info® and DHS services and initiatives at its booth in the Education Building.
  • Input from people with disabilities, others sought at meeting Monday
    August 15, 2013 - Input from individuals with disabilities, their families, advocacy organizations, service providers and others is being sought Monday in Rochester on a draft plan that will help Minnesota develop the next generation of opportunities for people with disabilities.
  • DHS issues Respect and Dignity Practices Statement
    August 12, 2013 - The Minnesota Department of Human Services has issued a statement signed by Commissioner Lucinda Jesson outlining its commitment to achieving goals it has set for the care of individuals with disabilities. As part of the settlement of a 2011 federal court case involving the treatment of clients at a DHS facility, the department agreed to rewrite an administrative rule and move away from the use of restraints and seclusion in its care of people with disabilities.
  • Awareness month highlights child support initiatives, achievements
    August 09, 2013 - The Minnesota Department of Human Services is celebrating the achievements of Minnesota's child support program and the families it serves during August, National Child Support Month.
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