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2022 News Releases

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Sept. 19, 2022
MDH highlights 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline during suicide prevention awareness month

Sept. 14, 2022
Appointments for bivalent booster vaccines available at state-run vaccination sites in Moorhead and Rochester

Sept. 12, 2022
MDH finds proposed Fairview Health Services and Acadia Healthcare mental health hospital in the public interest

Sept. 7, 2022
Appointments for bivalent booster vaccines available at state-run Mall of America and Duluth vaccination sites

Aug. 11, 2022
New study shows economic and social impact of excessive drinking in Minnesota

Aug. 4, 2022
First-ever Minnesota maternal mortality report reveals opportunities to prevent maternal deaths

Aug. 3, 2022
Pandemic challenges reflected in number of adverse health events in 2021

July 19, 2022
Gummies and chews available Aug. 1 for medical cannabis patients

July 14, 2022
State reports record drug overdose deaths in 2021

July 14, 2022
Minnesota joining other states to roll out 988 mental health crisis lifeline on July 16

July 1, 2022
Health officials cite need for awareness, prompt care as more monkeypox cases identified in state

June 29, 2022
Sharp rise in syphilis cases draws concern

June 27, 2022
Minnesota reports first case of monkeypox

June 22, 2022
Minnesota expands test-to-treat options and adjusts COVID-19 community testing network

June 19, 2022
Appointments open for vaccinating children under 5 at the Mall of America

June 14, 2022
Health officials confirm two cases of measles in Hennepin County siblings

June 13, 2022
MDH takes control of Pine Island nursing home to ensure residents’ safety

June 7, 2022
State rolls out dashboard showing PFAS monitoring results for drinking water

June 2, 2022
Public meeting set for June 9 on proposed mental health hospital in Saint Paul

June 1, 2022
State confirms illness associated with multi-state hepatitis A outbreak linked to strawberries

May 11, 2022
Minnesota announces new Midway COVID-19 Community Testing site

May 6, 2022
Health officials ask parents to watch for signs of hepatitis in children, seek medical care

May 2, 2022
Public water systems, MDH keep quality water flowing while addressing major challenges

April 27, 2022
State’s laboratory professionals recognized with governor’s tour, proclamation at MDH

April 21, 2022
Minnesota’s uninsured rate hit historic low in 2021 but racial disparities increased

April 19, 2022
Winners announced for 2022 Escape the Vape youth video contest

April 14, 2022
New report shows many Minnesota mothers do not have paid leave to care for newborns

April 12, 2022
MDH report highlights need for retaining and recruiting health care workforce

April 8, 2022
COVID-19 treatments widely available for people at high risk of severe disease

April 6, 2022
Public hearing set for April 12 on planned closure, relocation of mental health services at St. Joseph’s

April 1, 2022
Consumers warned to avoid raw oysters from British Columbia linked to recent illnesses

March 29, 2022
Online Program to Order At-Home Rapid COVID-19 Tests Now Open

March 8, 2022
Low-income, diverse communities face greater health impacts from air pollution

March 1, 2022
Governor Walz Announces Minnesota College Scholarship Registration as part of ‘Kids Deserve a Shot’ Incentive Program

Feb. 23, 2022
MDH launches new way to locate naloxone

Feb. 17, 2022
MDH expands community COVID-19 rapid test distribution program

Feb. 16, 2022
Public hearing on Olivia Hospital’s relocation of labor, delivery services set for March 1

Feb. 14, 2022
MDH announces adjustments to COVID-19 community testing network

Feb. 9, 2022
MDH, local communities team up to study Minnesota children’s chemical exposures

Feb. 9, 2022
Public hearing on Cambridge Medical Center’s relocation of labor, delivery services set for Feb. 22

Feb. 2, 2022
Congenital cytomegalovirus approved for addition to newborn screening panel

Feb. 1, 2022
MDH adds new senior leader to accelerate progress toward health equity

Feb. 1, 2022
Dried plant available for medical cannabis patients in March

Jan. 27, 2022
MDH releases framework for addressing asthma in Minnesota

Jan. 20, 2022
Long-time MDH Infectious Disease Director Kris Ehresmann set to retire Feb. 2

Jan. 6, 2022
Twin City Gardens nursing home to close due to significant structural deficiencies

Jan. 5, 2021
Radon in Minnesota homes is a common and preventable cancer risk

Updated Monday, September 19, 2022 at 09:38AM