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  • Court order approves Jensen Compehensive Plan of Action
    May 19, 2014 - On March 12, 2014, U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank issued a court order adopting and approving the Comprehensive Plan of Action for the Jensen Settlement Agreement. The Comprehensive Plan of Action outlines the path that DHS will take to come into compliance with the terms of the agreement.
  • Celebrate foster families in May and throughout the year
    May 16, 2014 - May is National Foster Care Month. In 2013, more than 8,000 families opened their homes to Minnesota’s waiting children, and 80 percent of children who left out-of-home care were reunited with their birth parents, primary caregivers or other relatives -- an important step in the department’s efforts to place children who enter foster care with their relatives.
  • Commissioner Jesson to lead Monday's Olmstead Plan session in Duluth
    May 16, 2014 - DHS Commissioner Lucinda Jesson will lead a meeting in which input from individuals with disabilities, their families, advocacy organizations, service providers and others is being sought on modifications to a plan that will help Minnesota develop the next generation of opportunities for people with disabilities. The session will be held in Duluth Monday, May 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Duluth City Hall Council Chambers, 411 West First St.
  • Thousands of children to benefit from $45M for school-linked mental health
    May 08, 2014 - The Minnesota Department of Human Services today announced $45.4 million in grants that will increase access to mental health services for thousands of Minnesota children.
  • Hospital patients, staff march to highlight mental, physical wellness
    May 06, 2014 - A group of patients and staff from at the Minnesota Security Hospital recently wrapped up a “March to Washington” fitness challenge in support of the “Make It Ok” campaign to reduce the stigma of mental illness.
  • Olmstead Plan listening session is Tuesday, May 6, in Bemidji
    May 05, 2014 - DHS Commissioner Lucinda Jesson will lead a meeting in which input from individuals with disabilities, their families, advocacy organizations, service providers and others is being sought on modifications to a plan that will help Minnesota develop the next generation of opportunities for people with disabilities. The listening session will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Beltrami Electric Coop, 4111 Technology Drive NW, Bemidji.
  • Commissioner Jesson Statement on Minnesota’s Top Health Care Ranking
    April 30, 2014 - St. Paul—Today Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson issued the following statement on the Commonwealth Fund’s Scorecard on State Health System Performance. Minnesota ranks No. 1 in overall health and healthy lives.
  • DHS, Supreme Court to highlight progress, work to be done at Mankato regional CJI meeting
    April 30, 2014 - Addressing improvements and discussing strategies to better the foster care system, Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson and Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea will host one of four Children’s Justice Initiative regional meetings this spring in Mankato on May 1.
  • Commissioner Jesson to be honored today for leadership in health care
    April 29, 2014 - The Women’s Health Leadership TRUST will honor today DHS Commissioner Lucinda Jesson at its 2014 forum and 35th anniversary celebration.
  • Tuesday's Olmstead Plan session is at Minnesota State, Mankato
    April 28, 2014 - Input from individuals with disabilities, their families, advocacy organizations, service providers and others is being sought on modifications to a plan that will help Minnesota develop the next generation of opportunities for people with disabilities.
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