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2017 News Releases

December 14, 2017
Minnesota reduced diabetes hospitalization rates

December 12, 2017
Five greater Minnesota areas awarded family home visiting grants

December 6, 2017
Active elementary school students more likely to have healthy weight, good grades

December 4, 2017
New study projects dramatic rise in chronic disease costs

November 30, 2017
Medical cannabis program to add autism and obstructive sleep apnea as qualifying conditions

November 28, 2017
Health officials call for push to end HIV/AIDS

November 17, 2017
Minnesota program reaches more teens trafficked for sex

November 15, 2017
Minnesota’s ‘One Health’ approach to antibiotic resistance shows progress in first year of strategic plan

November 14, 2017
Commissioner of Health appoints community members to health equity advisory council

November 13, 2018
Awareness week highlights efforts to fight antibiotic resistance through antibiotic stewardship

November 8, 2017
Health officials urge parents and hospitals to take action during Infant Safe Sleep

October 23, 2017
State health agency joins effort to limit HIV transmission and reduce stigma

October 5, 2017
Parents, the time is now – it’s Let’s Talk Month

September 28, 2017
Minnesota public health advocates honored

September 27, 2017
Minnesota hospitals, nursing homes commit to preventing flu through FluSafe program

September 26, 2017
Minnesotans encouraged to educate themselves to dangers of the rabies virus during World Rabies Day

September 21, 2017
MDH, local partners investigating Legionnaire’s disease cases at Maple Grove senior facility

September 19, 2017
R.I.P. paper death record submissions

September 7, 2017
Minnesota’s drug overdose deaths continued to rise in 2016

August 31, 2017
Minnesota adult obesity rate sees uptick in 2016

August 25, 2017
Health officials declare end of measles outbreak

August 21, 2017
MDH State Fair booth highlights how vaccines protect people and communities

August 14, 2017
Health officials complete investigation of E. coli infections

August 3, 2017
New asthma response training coming to all high school coaches in Minnesota

July 31, 2017
Simple steps make for safe, healthy swimming

July 25, 2017
Drinking water annual report shows state’s water supplies in good shape but facing challenges

July 19, 2017
MDH receives funding for improved opioid tracking and prevention work

July 18, 2017
Minnesota health commissioner hitting the road again in 2017 to pitch public health across the state

July 13, 2017
Health department provides temporary funding to keep suicide crisis line open

July 13, 2017
MDH confirms new measles case linked to outbreak

July 5, 2017
Medical cannabis registration for PTSD underway

June 23, 2017
MDH and partners honor rural health workers

June 14, 2017
Brownfield and Health Tool gives blighted sites across the state a healthy second chance

May 31, 2017
Minnesota patients spend millions for low-value medical tests and diagnostic imaging

May 23, 2017
MDH issues new guidance on chemicals in some private wells, city water in East Metro, Bemidji

May 16, 2017
Majority of medical cannabis patients saw benefit during the program’s first year

May 10, 2017
Nicotine poses serious health threat to Minnesota’s youth and pregnant women

May 8, 2017
FISH project reduces mercury in women on the Shore

May 8, 2017
New approach makes it easier for women to choose the best fish for their health and their baby’s health

May 4, 2017
MDH expands advice for measles vaccination to make sure more children in state are protected

May 2, 2017
Princeton child care first to get state breastfeeding-friendly designation

May 1, 2017
Rural Minnesotans saw biggest insurance gains from Affordable Care Act

April 28, 2017
Health plan administrative costs rose in 2015

April 24, 2017
Officials announce Minnesota’s CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award recipient

April 24, 2017
MDH urging parents, doctors to help protect Minnesota children during measles outbreak

April 20, 2017
Sexually transmitted and injection drug-related infections rose in Minnesota in 2016

April 19, 2017
Simple steps keep backyard poultry-keepers safe

April 14, 2017
State health officials confirm five new cases of measles in Hennepin County

April 14, 2017
Minnesota makes it easier to get opiate overdose reversal drug at pharmacies

April 5, 2017
Minnesota Walks provides framework for making walking safer, more convenient across the state

March 10, 2017
Study finds new evidence that viruses and bacteria may be found in some public water supply wells

February 8, 2017
Nearly 150 immigrant physicians working toward health licensure in Minnesota

January 24, 2017
Commissioner Ehlinger Statement on Governor Dayton’s Budget Proposal

January 11, 2017
MDH Statement on Proposed Changes to Qualifying Conditions Process

January 6, 2017
SHIP training, coaching helps child care providers give young children a healthy start

January 5, 2017
Health officials urge flu shots as flu activity increases

 

Updated Friday, December 15, 2017 at 09:26AM