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News stories from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.


  • Budget information available online
    March 14, 2014 - Gov. Mark Dayton’s supplemental budget recommendations for the 2014-2015 biennium are available on the Minnesota Management & Budget’s website. Fact sheets summarizing human services proposals for the 2014 legislative session are now available on the DHS website.
  • 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.
  • 2014 session bonding proposal fact sheets online
    February 26, 2014 - Fact sheets summarizing human services bonding proposals for the 2014 legislative session are now available on the DHS website. Two fact sheets highlighting improvements at the Minnesota Security Hospital and funding for expanded early childhood learning facilities are on the legislative information page. Legislative reports and background information will be added to the page as well.
  • Human Services commissioner tours Duluth center for homeless youth
    February 24, 2014 - Each year, more than 600 homeless and at-risk youth in Duluth visit Life House for walk-in access to food, shelter, job training, counseling and other services. With a grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Life House will now be able to reach more young Minnesotans.
  • Innovative Health Care Homes delivering higher quality care at a lower cost
    February 24, 2014 - Minnesota's Health Care Homes initiative continues to transform primary care in Minnesota, as new research shows the clinics' collaborative, patient-centered model of health care delivery reduced costs and outperformed other clinics on quality measures.
  • Minnesota takes key steps in fight against opiate abuse
    February 20, 2014 - Efforts to curb a wave of prescription drug abuse and addiction to other opiates marked the first full year of the Minnesota State Substance Abuse Strategy.
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