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  • Applications sought for State Mental Health Advisory Council
    January 27, 2014 - The Governor of the State of Minnesota is seeking applications for membership on the State Advisory Council on Mental Health.
  • DHS funds network of services for sexually exploited youth
    January 27, 2014 - In response to the devastation of sex trafficking, the Minnesota Department of Human Services and its partners will soon provide an array of services to youth who have been victims of sex trafficking.
  • Commissioner Jesson statement on Minnesota’s ranking second in the nation for social mobility
    January 24, 2014 - St. Paul—Today Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson issued the following statement on Minnesota’s social mobility ranking:
  • Minnesota foster youth recognized as outstanding young leader
    January 21, 2014 - Tenacity, determination and confidence describe 20-year old foster care youth Haley Kuehl.
  • MNsure and DHS still accepting paper applications
    January 16, 2014 - Individuals seeking coverage for both public and private insurance through MNsure can submit paper applications if they are having trouble getting through online via the MNsure website.
  • Bonding recommendations available on MMB website
    January 15, 2014 - Gov. Mark Dayton announced his 2014 Capital Budget Recommendations Wednesday, Jan. 15. The nearly $1 billion recommendation includes fully funding DHS' requested 2014 projects at the St. Peter campus for the Minnesota Security Hospital and the Minnesota Sex Offender Program.
  • More content moving to redesigned DHS public website
    January 02, 2014 - Adult mental health and disability services content is moving within the DHS website. The move is part of a redesign of the department's public website to improve its usability. To help website users find content, DHS will temporarily redirect key links. If you have bookmarked this content or added it to favorites, you will need to update these links.
  • Four tips for people enrolling in Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare
    December 30, 2013 - Today the Department of Human Services and MNsure announced tips for people enrolling in public programs for Jan. 1 coverage.
  • How to get coverage and care January 1st
    December 27, 2013 - Individuals seeking coverage for public programs January 1st can submit paper applications if they are having trouble getting through online via the MNsure website.
  • Jan. 1 coverage for new Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare applicants
    December 23, 2013 - If you applied through MNsure and were approved for Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare, see the following information about accessing care beginning Jan. 1, 2014.
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