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Jul 22nd

Health

Teens and preteens need shots too!

Teens and preteens need shots too!Vaccines keep healthy teens healthy. Did you know that your kids need shots when they begin their teen years? Starting at around 11 or 12 years old, kids need three vaccines. And it's not too late for your older teenagers who didn't get these vaccines at 11 or 12 years old. They can get them at their next doctor/clinic visit.
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Survey finds African Americans hit hard by high health care costs

Survey finds African Americans hit hard by high health care costsEconomic stability, racial equality, and health status are intertwined, according to a recent poll that confirmed African Americans, hardest hit by the high cost of health care, worry even when they are employed and have health insurance.
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Forging partnership to better serve the Latino community

Forging partnership to better serve the Latino communityRelationships. Connections. Partnerships. These are vital to serving Minnesotans in need. At the Minnesota Department of Human Services, we know who needs help and what resources are available to them. At Neighborhood House, we know how to connect directly with them and how to best serve them. In partnership, we are reaching out to the Latino community to serve low-income individuals and families who may qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
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Turning the tide on childhood obesity

Turning the tide on childhood obesityAs the Department of Agriculture's Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, I am on a mission to make sure all of our nation's children have the best possible chance at a healthy life and a bright future. So, I'm very encouraged by some recent news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): the rate of obesity among low-income pre-school children appears to be declining for the first time in decades.
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Minnesota conducts nation's largest statewide patient experience survey

Minnesota conducts nation's largest statewide patient experience surveyBeing diagnosed with cancer in his tonsils and lymph nodes in 2012 was a terrible shock for Dave Olson of Lino Lakes. Suddenly his life was in the hands of physicians who advocated for him, talked him through what he needed to understand and helped to guide him toward recovery.
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Department of Human Services, Emergency Foodshelf Network reaching out to hungry in Ramsey, Hennepin counties

Department of Human Services, Emergency Foodshelf Network reaching out to hungry in Ramsey, Hennepin countiesWith a $15,000 grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), the Emergency Foodshelf Network (EFN) is expanding its Mobile Foodshelf outreach this year to deliver an additional 73,000 pounds of food to low-income communities in Hennepin and Ramsey counties. In total, EFN will distribute 226,000 pounds of food to low-income Minnesotans this year.
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Douglas Hanson named new CEO at Open Cities Health Center

Douglas Hanson named new CEO at Open Cities Health CenterDouglas Hanson was recently appointed chief executive officer at Open Cities Health Center. OCHC is a federally qualified health care center located in St. Paul serving low-income, uninsured, underinsured, immigrants and other populations groups in need of affordable health care. "We are very excited to be making this positive step forward," said Jay Colond, OCHC's board chair. "Doug brings a strong business background to OCHC as well as experience in health care and a passion for community health. In an age when nonprofit clinics are seeking ways to provide integrated, affordable health care, and where cost control is a priority, Doug has a common sense approach to clinic operations with a strong voice for individuals and families who are in need of health care."
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