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

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

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

10/28/13

Help available for Minnesota’s SNAP recipients as benefits change

10/28/13

DHS to host 16th annual adoption celebration to help engage families

10/18/13

October is time to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs

10/15/13

Own Your Future meeting set: Public invited to comment on affordable ways to pay for long-term care

10/08/13

Members appointed to serve on Cultural and Ethnic Communities Leadership Council

10/02/13

Minnesota’s problem gambling website receives national award

09/24/13

Minnesota ranked 4th nationally for health care system performance for low-income individuals

09/18/13

15 appointed to serve on Human Services Performance Council

09/16/13

One-of-a-kind Minnesota nursing home payment program promotes overall quality

09/16/13

Minnesota joins national observance of Falls Prevention Awareness Day Sept. 22

09/12/13

Minnesota Department of Human Services partnering with CMS to improve services for low-income seniors and people with disabilities

09/06/13

Suicide Prevention Day: Time to remember there is help for those who need it

09/03/13

Projects funded to help older Minnesotans live well at home

08/29/13

Recovery Month highlights people who find “pathways to wellness” from addiction, mental health disorders

08/23/13

Disability, aging, early childhood initiatives highlighted at Fair

08/19/13

Department of Human Services expands role of MNsure In-Person Assisters

08/09/13

Awareness month highlights child support initiatives, achievements

08/09/13

Partners gather at 2013 Food Access Summit to increase access to food for low-income Minnesotans

08/08/13

Department of Human Services, Emergency Foodshelf Network reaching out to hungry in Ramsey, Hennepin counties

07/30/13

Department of Human Services, Neighborhood House partnership encourages SNAP participation in Hmong and Latino communities

07/30/13

Recovery Month event to focus on veterans, service members

07/23/13

Applicants sought for Human Services Performance Council

07/18/13

Department of Human Services redesigns public dashboard to better track progress toward agency priorities

07/12/13

Department of Human Services Cultural and Ethnic Communities Leadership Council taking applications

06/24/13

Gains in asthma management show progress in reducing health care disparities

06/21/13

Awards highlight excellence in aging, disability services

06/21/13

Commissioner Jesson announces launch of SNAP+ pilot to encourage healthy eating

06/14/13

Backpack program to help hungry children this summer

06/13/13

Department of Human Services recognizes hospitals for role in strengthening fatherhood by establishing paternity

06/10/13

‘Heroin at Home’ series addresses dramatic increase in opiate abuse

06/07/13

Age and disabilities highlighted at Odyssey Conference in Duluth

05/29/13

DHS welcomes state’s ranking as healthiest state for seniors

05/16/13

LGBT service organization honors DHS, Board on Aging

05/13/13

Prevention Week highlights Minnesota’s substance abuse prevention efforts

05/10/13

Minnesota achieves highest compliance rate for youth tobacco sales

05/03/13

Federal government announces additional funding for states and counties to cover Affordable Care Act implementation costs

05/03/13

Human Services commissioner visits Moorhead to highlight investments in Minnesota children

05/01/13

Foster families celebrated at two events

04/26/13

Human Services, Education commissioners highlight efforts to improve child safety, early education on Friday visit to Bemidji

04/22/13

Members sought for state mental health advisory panels

04/15/13

Healthcare Decisions Day time to plan for future needs

04/15/13

Time capsule opened at St. Peter Treatment Center

04/10/13

Simplified application launched for seniors to access healthy food

04/15/13

Human Services commissioner shares vision for future of MinnesotaCare

04/04/13

Task force members sought for health care reform project

04/03/13

Lawmakers consider mental health and other key DHS initiatives

04/03/13

Infant deaths in child care down, DHS report shows

04/03/13

Legislature to hear governor’s health care reform proposals

04/02/13

Lawmakers look at key proposals for children and long-term care

03/25/13

Human Services commissioner shares vision for future of MinnesotaCare

03/19/13

Human Services Commissioner Jesson, Minnesota Hospital Association President Massa meet with Rochester health care leaders

03/18/13

Gov. Dayton’s supplemental budget invests $5M to help homeless youth find shelter, services

03/12/13

Lawmakers look at key proposals for long-term care, child care, mental health care

03/12/13

More Minnesota children to move to permanent families through Northstar Care for Children

03/08/13

Human Services commissioner highlights Reform 2020 in St. Paul

03/08/13

Legislation would help stem rising heroin and other opiate abuse

03/07/13

Human Services commissioner highlights Reform 2020 in Mankato

03/05/13

State announces pilot to encourage eating fresh produce

03/05/13

Department of Human Services’ health care delivery reforms highlighted

02/26/13

Human Services Commissioner Jesson, Minnesota Hospital Association President Massa meet with St. Cloud health care leaders

02/15/13

Lt. Gov. Yvonne Prettner Solon, Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson meet with Duluth health care leaders

02/06/13

Commissioner Jesson statement on HHS Basic Health Plan announcement

02/06/13

Adoption highlighted during Black History Month

01/30/13

Recommendations improve child care safety and prevent child care deaths

01/30/13

Governor’s budget expands health coverage to over 145,000 Minnesotans

01/09/13

2013 is time to explore ways to “Own Your Future” in senior years

01/08/13

Nutritious Food Coalition celebrates one-year anniversary


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