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News stories from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.


  • 12-county collaborative joins DHS health partnership demonstration
    March 14, 2014 - Southern Prairie Community Care, a 12-county collaborative in Southwest Minnesota, recently signed a contract to join the Integrated Health Partnerships demonstration, which strives to deliver higher quality and lower costs through innovative approaches to care and payment.
  • Follow DHS pages on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube
    March 11, 2014 - "Follow," or subscribe to updates, from the Minnesota Department of Human Services on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. The department recently added an official DHS home page to LinkedIn, a professional networking site, featuring job postings at DHS facilities.
  • Problem Gambling Awareness Month highlights resources
    March 11, 2014 - Minnesotans will see reminders that there is hope and help for people concerned about their own or another person’s gambling habits during Problem Gambling Awareness Month in March.
  • March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month
    March 11, 2014 - Gambling is occasional and fun for most adults but negatively affects finances, work and family for several million Americans. To help increase understanding about the risks involved, the DHS Compulsive Gambling Program is sponsoring messages on billboards and in social media during March, which is National Problem Gambling Awareness Month.
  • New incentive to increase access to quality child care begins this month
    March 07, 2014 - Child care providers now have a greater incentive to improve the quality of care for children with high needs, thanks to a $19.4 million state investment proposed by Gov. Mark Dayton and approved by the Minnesota Legislature last session.
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