"The two words ‘information’ and ‘communication’ are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through." -- Sydney J. Harris

DHS Commissioner Jesson’s Statement on 2013 Health Care Disparities Report

“The latest Health Care Disparities Report should be a call to action for the health care community to ensure all Minnesotans receive the health care they need. While we are heartened to see improvement in some areas for public program enrollees, there is much more work to do to close these gaps. Providers need to be held accountable for gaps in care that affect public program enrollees and people of color, and we will work with the health plans we contract with to address these disparities with providers. We are turning to the Cultural and Ethnic Communities Leadership Council to help keep us all focused on these issues and to identify solutions.”

Read the full statement here.