02, 2015 - DHS Commissioner Lucinda Jesson visited an elderly veteran at his home in Avon to highlight an initiative that has helped more than 2,200 Minnesotans return to their communities from nursing homes.
27, 2015 - DHS is among 30 organizations selected to receive a Community Innovation Grant from the Bush Foundation. The foundation announced Wednesday, May 27, it will award nearly $5 million to support collaborative problem-solving processes that lead to more effective, equitable and sustainable solutions.
05, 2015 - The latest addition to Minnesota’s Integrated Health Partnerships (IHP) initiative is Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, a part of Allina Health that serves people with disabilities and complex medical conditions.
23, 2015 - DHS announced the launch of a new social media campaign aimed at warning students and young adults about the dangers of synthetic drugs. As part of the launch, young artists are painting a mural this week in Minneapolis.
23, 2015 - The owner of two home care agencies in Duluth who was convicted of health care fraud in February was sentenced April 22, 2015, in St. Louis County District Court to five years of probation and ordered to pay restitution to DHS.
21, 2015 - Jean Wood, executive director of the Minnesota Board on Aging and director of Aging and Adult Services for the Minnesota Department of Human Services, is receiving the Dutch Kastenbaum Outstanding Gerontologist Award from the Minnesota Gerontological Society this month.
13, 2015 - On National Healthcare Decisions Day, the public is encouraged to do advance care planning, which is making decisions about the health care you would want if you become unable to speak for yourself.