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  • Simplified application launched for seniors to access healthy food
    April 10, 2013 - To increase seniors’ access to nutritious foods, the Minnesota Department of Human Services announced the launch of a new one-page application for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for Minnesotans age 60 and older.
  • 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.
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