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  • Survey shows many not ready to pay for care as they age
    November 13, 2014 - Research shows that 70 percent of people 65 and older will need long-term care at some point in their lives.
  • Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare enrollees: No action needed now to renew coverage
    November 07, 2014 - Minnesotans enrolled in Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare will not need to take any action to renew their coverage during the MNsure open enrollment period unless they are contacted by the Department of Human Services with specific instructions.
  • Human Services helps at-risk youth attend post-secondary school
    November 06, 2014 - DHS recently awarded 117 at-risk youth an average of $3,000 in Education and Training Vouchers to attend post-secondary school this fall.
  • DHS commissioner visits Alexandria to discuss work to improve child welfare system
    November 05, 2014 - DHS Commissioner Lucinda Jesson and Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea are traveling the state as part of the Children’s Justice Initiative, an effort to improve services for children in the foster care system.
  • Rallies for Foster Care and Adoption kickoff set for Nov. 9
    November 03, 2014 - The first two Rallies for Foster Care and Adoption on Nov. 9 at 9 a.m. and at 1 p.m. at Shilo Temple International Ministries in Minneapolis will launch a series of rallies through June 2015 to increase the number of kinship, foster and adoptive families for African-American children under state guardianship in need of safe, loving homes.
  • DHS commissioner visits Redwood Falls and Mankato to discuss work to improve child welfare system
    October 29, 2014 - Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson and Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea are traveling the state as part of the Children’s Justice Initiative, an effort to improve services for children in the foster care system.
  • Human Services, partners host 17th annual adoption celebration
    October 27, 2014 - As part of Adoption Awareness Month, DHS and its partners in counties, and community and private agencies host Celebrate Adoption: A Circus of the Heart every November to celebrate adoption and recruit new adoptive families.
  • 2014 Food Access Summit: Making food affordable for all
    October 24, 2014 - About 500 people are expected to attend the third Food Access Summit: Organize for Equity on Oct. 28-30 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center to explore, expand and engage on food access for Minnesotans with low incomes.
  • Minnesota child protection task force to meet Wednesday in Duluth
    October 21, 2014 - The recently appointed Governor’s Task Force on the Protection of Children is asking for public testimony about Minnesota’s child protection system at its next meeting Wednesday in Duluth.
  • Board on Aging publishes guide to health care choices booklet for Medicare open enrollment
    October 20, 2014 - The Minnesota Board on Aging has just published its 2015 edition of Health Care Choices for Minnesotans on Medicare booklet.
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