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June 21, 2021

Caring for young children can be one of life’s most rewarding experiences and it’s difficult to know where to start looking for resources when families want help supporting their little ones! Minnesota Help Me Connect is a new online navigator that connects pregnant and parenting families with young children birth to 8 years of age with services […]

May 24, 2021

There are more than 24,000 children youth and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) under the age of 21 on Minnesota state programs. ASD is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the United States. In 2015, Minnesota created the Early Intensive Developmental and Behavioral Intervention (EIDBI) benefit. The benefit provides early intervention for children, youth […]

May 7, 2021

According to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), 2020-21 school immunization data showed a troubling drop in the percentage of kindergarten and seventh-grade students fully vaccinated. Coverage for kindergarten students dropped by 3 percentage points for MMR, Varicella, DTaP, and Polio, when comparing the 2019-20 kindergarten cohort to the 2020-21 cohort. Larger decreases in coverage […]

April 23, 2021

A ninth-grade Wayzata High School student took home top honors in a public service announcement contest hosted by the Minnesota Department of Health, in partnership with MNAAP and several other non-profit organizations across the state. The Escape the Vape Video Challenge was a contest to engage Minnesota students and raise awareness of the dangers of using vapes, […]

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