Department of Human Services, Neighborhood House partnership encourages SNAP participation in Hmong and Latino communities
Thursday, 01 August 2013 13:44
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), in partnership with Neighborhood House is raising awareness about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and reaching high-need, but low-participating Minnesotans in the Hmong and Latino communities.
Thursday, 25 July 2013 10:05
Commissioner Lucinda Jesson, Minnesota Department of Human Services
This legislative session I traveled from Virginia to Winona to talk about the human services budget. In each city I heard directly from Minnesotans about the real impact programs and services have on their lives. In Duluth I met Stacey, a formerly homeless single mom, and now student, who was able to stay in control of her chronic illness and finances with help from MinnesotaCare. And in Mankato I met Marlys, who with a small house modification and community support, was able to care for her ailing husband in their longtime home.
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is warning the public of robocalls – automated telephone calls – telling seniors they're eligible for a free medical alert system. The BBB believes this is simply a tactic the company, which refers to themselves generically as Med Alert, is using to collect credit card information and try to get people to agree to monthly monitoring services – which are not free.
Mosquito-borne diseases on the uptick -- thanks to global warming
Monday, 15 July 2013 11:01
EarthTalk® E - The Environmental Magazine
Dear EarthTalk: Is there a link between the recent spread of mosquito-borne diseases around the world and environmental pollution? -- Meg Ross, Lantana, FL
If by pollution you mean greenhouse gas emissions, then definitely yes. According to Maria Diuk-Wasser at the Yale School of Public Health, the onset of human-induced global warming is likely to increase the infection rates of mosquito-borne diseases like malaria, dengue fever and West Nile virus by creating more mosquito-friendly habitats.
Gains in asthma management show progress in reducing health care disparities
Thursday, 04 July 2013 10:35
Sixth annual report shows focus still needed on closing gaps in care
A growing number of children are getting their asthma under control in Minnesota, including children covered by Medicaid programs, according to data from the sixth annual Health Care Disparities Report conducted by MN Community Measurement for the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Much more work remains to be done.