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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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August is good time to check on your child's vaccinations, health officials say

August is good time to check on your child's vaccinations, health officials sayCDC report: vast majority of Minnesota children are fully vaccinated when entering kindergarten

Back to school time is fast approaching and state health officials are reminding parents to make sure their children have the benefit of being fully vaccinated against an array of potentially serious childhood diseases. Now is the time to check with your health care provider to make sure your child is up to date on the vaccines he or she needs to start school.
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Department of Human Services, Neighborhood House partnership encourages SNAP participation in Hmong and Latino communities

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