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Contact: Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-348-5969

Reducing barriers within health and human services

A new grant funds the enhancement of ongoing work to improve health outcomes for residents by eliminating barriers, providing cost-effective care, reducing disparities and advancing the county's health and human services system integration efforts.

On Tuesday, the board accepted a $300,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation for the Integrating Health and Human Services: Systems for Equitable & Thriving Communities project.

Hennepin Health, Hennepin Healthcare, NorthPoint Health and Wellness, and Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health will work together on the project as well as collaborate with other grantees from around the country and partner with community organizations to share best practices.

Year one will focus on Hennepin Health members with significant behavioral health needs.

25th anniversary of the Domestic Abuse Service Center

The county board is giving special recognition to the Hennepin County Domestic Abuse Service Center, which has served 1.5 million victims of domestic abuse since opening 25 years ago.

DOCCR plan focusing on client success and reducing disparities

The board has approved the Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation's two-year comprehensive plan, which highlights the department’s current programing, services, and outcomes. The plan also outlines future department initiatives and areas of focus, such as housing assistance and career training, racial disparity reduction efforts, and a comprehensive juvenile probation system review.

Upcoming 2020 budget meetings

  • Thursday, October 10, noon - 2 p.m. – Public Works
  • Thursday, October 17, 1 - 4 p.m. – Human Services and Public Health
  • Monday, October 21, 9 a.m. - noon – Public Safety
  • Thursday, October 24, 9 a.m. - noon – County Attorney/Capital Budgeting Task Force/capital presentation and fees
  • Monday, November 4, 9 a.m. - noon – Operations and Libraries
  • Thursday, November 14, 1 - 4 p.m. – Administrator amendments/commissioner discussion
  • Tuesday, November 26, 9 a.m. – noon – Commissioner amendments
  • Tuesday, December 3, 6 p.m. – Truth in Taxation public meeting
  • Thursday, December 12, 1:30 p.m. – County board approves budget and levy at regularly scheduled board meeting

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