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News stories from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

  • Human Services commissioner shares vision for future of MinnesotaCare
    April 05, 2013 - Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson led a roundtable discussion with MinnesotaCare advocates, enrollees and health care providers in northeast Minnesota to share Gov. Mark Dayton’s vision to continue and improve the historic program.
  • Task force members sought for health care reform project
    April 04, 2013 - The Minnesota Department of Human Services and Minnesota Department of Health are seeking individuals to serve on two task forces that will support the Minnesota Accountable Health Model initiative.
  • Lawmakers consider mental health and other key DHS initiatives
    April 03, 2013 - Initiatives to improve chemical and mental health services and help clients transition from intuitions to the community are scheduled to be heard by legislators Thursday.
  • Infant deaths in child care down, DHS report shows
    April 03, 2013 - Action taken by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, providers, and local partners to address a dramatic increase in the deaths of infants in child care has helped to stall the alarming trend.
  • Legislature to hear governor’s health care reform proposals
    April 03, 2013 - The Minnesota Senate will hear proposals from Governor Dayton that leverage federal health reform to provide new and or better coverage for thousands of Minnesotans.
  • Lawmakers look at key proposals for children and long-term care
    April 02, 2013 - Key human services proposals that restructure long-term care services and provide for the safe and healthy development of children are scheduled to be heard by legislators Wednesday.
  • Human Services commissioner shares vision for future of MinnesotaCare
    March 25, 2013 - Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson visits Winona, one of many communities in the state that will benefit from Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposal to expand MinnesotaCare coverage.
  • Commissioner Jesson meets with Rochester health care leaders
    March 19, 2013 - Commissioner Lucinda Jesson and Minnesota Hospital Association President and CEO Lawrence Massa met with members of the Rochester medical community to discuss ways to improve health care infrastructure throughout Minnesota.
  • Dayton's supplemental budget invests $5M to help homeless youth
    March 18, 2013 - Gov. Mark Dayton proposes $5 million biennial funding for a Youth Homelessness Prevention Program that will help youth in need find shelter and other services.
  • Problem gambling Web microsite launched
    March 15, 2013 - A new Minnesota problem gambling microsite,, was recently launched to offer resources to individuals experiencing life problems related to gambling and others who may have concerns related to an individual's gambling behavior.
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