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Teal ribbons


Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

In 2001, April was first observed nationally as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and the color teal was chosen as the official color in representing sexual violence awareness and prevention. In communities all over the United States, advocacy programs are making a concerted effort during April by planning activities that will bring awareness and assist in the prevention of sexual violence. Sexual violence is 100% preventable.

Statistics show that every two minutes, someone in the United States is sexually assaulted and that 44 percent of victims are under the age of 18. Together we have the power to change those statistics and together we can take a stand to end sexual violence.

To honor the victims of sexual violence, DFO Victim Services and Fillmore Family Advocates, with the support of our area city councils, have hung teal ribbons in nearly every town within Fillmore County as a visual reminder of SAAM.

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted or would like to talk with someone, please contact DFO Victim Services at 507-765-2805 or our 24 hour crisis line at 1-877-289-0636.

169,000 Minnesotans enroll in quality affordable health coverage during 2014 open enrollment

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — MNsure successfully enrolled 169,251 Minnesotans into comprehensive, affordable health insurance plans as of midnight on March 31, bringing the 2014 open enrollment period to a close, MNsure announced today. “More than 169,00 ..... 
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City of Rushford Village - Mayoral Proclamation In Observance of National Donate Life Month

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Health & Wellness

Whereas April is considered National Donate Life Month; and Whereas Organ, eye and tissue donation is a gift which extends hope and healing to those in need; and Whereas Nearly 115,000 Americans and approximately 3,000 people in Minnesota are waiti ..... 
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Minnesotans who attempt to enroll via MNsure by March 31 eligible for extension

Thu, Mar 27th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. – MNsure announced new procedures that will help people get coverage and avoid a federal tax penalty even if their enrollment isn’t complete when the deadline expires on March 31. “It’s just like waiting in line to vote af ..... 
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Preparation is key to successful blood donation

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in Mabel Health & Wellness

Mabel American Legion, Mabel on Monday, March 31 from 2-7 p.m. – Healthy individuals are needed every day to maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Once a donor has made the commitment to give blood, it is important to take a few ..... 
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Reminder: Health coverage required by March 31 to avoid penalty

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The final deadline to enroll in health insurance inside or outside of MNsure is March 31 for coverage that begins May 1, 2014, and missing that deadline could mean paying a penalty. The penalty for 2014 is 1 percent of total hous ..... 
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Public Assistance Fraud Program producing staggering numbers

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

In June of 2013, Social Service directors and the sheriffs from Goodhue, Winona, Fillmore, Houston and Wabasha got together to come up with a new plan for working welfare fraud cases in those counties. For the last 10 years, one civilian had been w ..... 
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Celebrate National Volunteer Month by donating blood and helping to save lives

Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Potentially lifesaving blood donations can only come from generous volunteers. This April, during National Volunteer Month, the American Red Cross invites eligible donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and help meet the constant need for don ..... 
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Celebrate Red Cross Month by getting involved

Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

ST. PAUL, Minn. — During Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross invites everyone to make a difference in their communities by giving blood, volunteering, taking a class or making a financial donation. Those supporters enable the Red Cross to cont ..... 
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