health and human services committee

Senator Liz Boldon’s Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Mental Health Care Receives Consideration in Health and Human Services Committee

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Senator Liz Boldon (DFL-Rochester) presented two bills in the Health and Human Services Committee Wednesday evening that would improve mental health care for Minnesotans across the state. 

“We have seen a crisis in mental health for Minnesotans across the state, and many are struggling to get the care they need,” said Sen. Boldon. “These bills are essential steps to reducing administrative burdens facing mental health practitioners, and will help recruit and retain the staff we need to deliver these services.”

Senate Health and Human Services Committee Advances Senator Liz Boldon’s Legislation Addressing Workplace Violence in Health Care

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – In response to the persistently high rates of workplace violence experienced by health care and human services workers in Minnesota, Senator Liz Boldon (DFL-Rochester) presented two bills to provide resources to workplace safety today in the Health and Human Services Committee. The legislation, SF 2052 and SF 1489, is urgently needed to keep health care workers safe according to Sen. Boldon. 

Senate Health and Human Services Committee Discusses Legislation to Ensure and Expand Healthcare Coverage for Minnesotans

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Senate Health and Human Services Committee moved one step closer to delivering on a key priority this year by hearing legislation that would ensure more Minnesotans have access to affordable and comprehensive healthcare. While today’s hearing focused on setting the stage for the work ahead, Chair Melissa Wiklund (DFL-Bloomington) said action will be taken in the committee this year on expanding access to healthcare.

Joint Senate Hearing Outlines Importance of Prioritizing Early Childhood Issues in 2023 Legislative Session

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Senate Education Finance and the Senate Health and Human Services Committee held a joint hearing Thursday on early childhood issues in Minnesota, featuring testimony and presentations from the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, the W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, and the Greater Twin Cities United Way. The hearing illustrated the need for a robust investment in early childhood needs in 2023 according to Health and Human Services Chair Melissa Wiklund.