News releases

News releases deal with the many issues the Minnesota Department of Human Services has responsibility for, such as health care, economic assistance and social services for people who do not have the resources to meet their basic needs. They are sent to the news departments of newspapers and television and radio stations across the state.

News releases are retained on the DHS website for one year. Copies of older news releases may be requested from the Communications Office.

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Date

News release

11/20/14

DHS commissioner visits Burnsville to discuss work to improve child welfare system

11/18/14

Governor’s Task Force on the Protection of Children seeks input

11/18/14

DHS reaches out to improve health care results

11/19/14

Safe sleep practices can prevent many infant deaths

11/13/14

Survey shows many not ready to pay for care as they age

11/06/14

Human Services helps at-risk youth attend post-secondary school

11/05/14

DHS commissioner visits Alexandria to discuss work to improve child welfare system

11/03/14

Rallies for Foster Care and Adoption kickoff set for Nov. 9

10/29/14

DHS commissioner visits Redwood Falls and Mankato to discuss work to improve child welfare system

10/27/14

Human Services, partners host 17th annual adoption celebration

10/24/14

2014 Food Access Summit: Making food affordable for all

10/21/14

Minnesota child protection task force to meet Wednesday in Duluth

10/20/14

Board on Aging publishes guide to health care choices booklet for Medicare open enrollment

10/03/14

Live Well at Home mobile app receives national award

09/26/14

State of Minnesota Terminates Contracts with Community Action of Minneapolis

09/19/14

DHS commissioner visits Willmar to discuss work to improve child welfare system

09/17/14

First day of fall time to take action to prevent falls

09/12/14

Projects funded to help Minnesotans stay home as they age

09/10/14

Personal Care Assistance provider sentenced for Medicaid fraud

09/10/14

Events highlight recovery from substance abuse, mental illness

09/08/14

Human Services awards $1.8M in grants to serve foster youth

09/02/14

Minnesota retailers lead nation in preventing tobacco sales to youth

08/28/14

Governor Dayton marks 20 years of Senior LinkAge® Line

08/18/14

Parent Aware: Helping parents find child care, early education

08/07/14

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program use grows at farmers markets

08/06/14

Tougher law, new resources add to fight against synthetic drugs

08/04/14

Five infants saved since Safe Place for Newborns law strengthened

07/30/14

Tomorrow’s Leaders Today Conference to celebrate foster youth leadership

07/28/14

DHS identifies, immediately corrects error in MinnesotaCare notices

07/18/14

DHS launches pilot to improve criminal background studies

07/16/14

Southern Cities Clinic opens doors to new location

07/14/14

Minnesota’s nation-leading Medicaid reform initiative delivers $10.5 million in savings during first year

07/11/14

State Ombudsman for Long-Term Care seeks volunteers

07/09/14

Awards go to DHS problem gambling outreach efforts

07/01/14

Projects awarded $3.5M to improve home care quality through innovation

06/30/14

New investments in home and community services begin July 1

06/19/14

Minnesota ranks first on AARP’s long-term care scorecard

06/11/14

DHS commissioner, Supreme Court chief justice visit Alexandria to highlight progress, work to be done on behalf of foster children

06/04/14

DHS commissioner, Supreme Court chief justice visit Grand Rapids to highlight progress, work to be done on behalf of foster children

05/08/14

Thousands of children to benefit from $45M for school-linked mental health

04/30/14

DHS commissioner and Supreme Court chief justice to highlight progress, work to be done at Mankato regional Children’s Justice Initiative meeting

04/25/14

Commissioner Jesson pushes for early childhood learning facilities funds

04/23/14

Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

04/16/14

Jesson highlights need to rebuild Security Hospital facility

04/14/14

Healthcare Decisions Day: Time to look at care needs

03/26/14

Commissioner Jesson highlights success of Medicaid enrollment efforts

03/11/14

Problem Gambling Awareness Month highlights state resources

03/07/14

New incentive to increase access to quality child care begins this month

02/24/14

Human Services commissioner tours Duluth center for homeless youth

02/20/14

Minnesota takes key steps in fight against opiate abuse

02/19/14

Infant deaths in child care continue to decrease, report shows

02/13/14

DHS health partnership demonstration expands with new contracts

02/11/14

Services for homeless youth enhanced with $4 million in grants

02/07/14

Department of Human Services seeks Medicaid Citizens’ Advisory Committee applicants

02/06/14

Commissioner Jesson visits four-star Parent Aware program in Rochester

02/05/14

Human Services, Council on Black Minnesotans, partners promote adoption

02/04/14

Initial findings show positive results for foster youth remaining in care

01/28/14

DHS' Antonia Wilcoxon honored for community contributions

01/27/14

Applications sought for State Mental Health Advisory Council

01/27/14

DHS funds network of services for sexually exploited youth

01/22/14

Minnesota foster youth recognized as outstanding young leader

01/16/14

Mnsure and DHS still accepting paper applications

12/30/13

Four Tips for people enrolling in Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare

12/27/13

How to get coverage and care January 1st

12/19/13

State announces new plan to prevent and end homelessness

12/16/13

Third annual commissioner’s excellence awards recognize contributions to human services clients

12/09/13

New resources available to help Minnesotans make plans to live at home as they age

11/21/13

SNAP+ pilot extended through holiday season to encourage healthier eating

11/20/13

State gains millions of additional dollars to help Minnesota seniors, people with disabilities remain independent, healthy, safe

11/08/13

Human Services commissioner tours Full Cycle Bike Shop in Minneapolis

11/04/13

Human Services commissioner to be honored

11/01/13

Knowledge of mental health needs of children of minority races, cultures sought for state mental health panel

11/01/13

DHS celebrates Parent Aware participation, investments in early education


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