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County boosts efforts to recruit foster parents

The County Board approved spending up to $331,000 to cover start up costs, training and other expenses that serve as a financial hurdle for potential foster parents. Meanwhile, Public Health and Human Services staff will hold an informational meeting November 5 for people considering serving as foster parents. Read More...

Health & Human Service Conference theme is The Dance of Compassion

Judge Shaun Floerke will serve as keynote speaker during the two-day conference, October 15-16 at the DECC. The conference includes more than 110 workshops, plus institutes and exhibitors. Continuing Education Credits are available. Registration information and course catalog can be found here.    Read More...

County employee honored for serving veterans

Michael Dickinson, a veterans case manager in the Public Health and Human Services Department, was honored with a Veterans' Voices Legacy Award. Read More...

Meet on the Street in Lincoln Park this Sunday

The 2nd annual Meet on the Street event, presented by St. Louis County Public Health, is July 19, from 2 to 5 p.m. Third Street in Duluth will be closed to motorized traffic between 24th and 27th Avenues West, opening up the space for healthy activities and community building. Read More...

Public Health receives grant for Meet on the Street

The $2,500 grant from Duluth LISC’s McKnight Foundation Seed Grant will help fund the second annual Meet on the Street, an afternoon of fun and healthy activities in Lincoln Park planned for July 19. Read More...

County seeks consultant to assist with programs to serve homeless

St. Louis County is looking for a Performance Planner/Consultant to help analyze and improve the programs we offer to combat homelessness. This is a one-year, grant-funded position. Read More...

Public Health Week - April 6-10

Public Health Week in St. Louis County is April 6-10, 2015.  Public Health Nurses will be available at locations with throughout the county, providing information on a wide range of health topics. Read More...

Foster families needed in St. Louis County

A growing need for foster families throughout St. Louis County has led Public Health and Human Services staff to launch new recruitment efforts, including a series of videos to raise awareness of the need, as well as educate potential foster parents about the process, challenges and rewards. Read More...

County conducts annual count of homeless/unsheltered people

St. Louis County staff is working with other partners to identify and locate the "homeless/unsheltered" people in our community. These are people living in places not meant for human habitation. Read More...

All licensed childcare homes to go smoke free 24/7

Effective January 1, 2015, all in-home daycares must be completely smoke free, even when children are not present. The new rule will protect children from the harmful effects of lingering smoke. Read More...
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