Minnesota first in long-term care

Minnesota is number one among states for long-term care, according to the 2014 State Long Term Services and Support Scorecard sponsored by the AARP, The Commonwealth Fund and The Scan Foundation.  More information is in a news release on the top ranking.

Many farmers markets accept SNAP

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides Minnesotans in need with access to nutritious food, including fresh produce at local farmers markets. Find out how to apply for SNAP on the DHS website and see a map of farmers markets that accept SNAP benefits this growing season.

Parent Aware for high quality care

Parent Aware is a free service for Minnesota parents searching for high quality child care providers and early learning programs. Find rated programs that help prepare children for kindergarten on the Parent Aware website.

Celebrating foster families

Hundreds of foster families enjoyed time together at the fourth annual Celebrating Foster Families event with the St. Paul Saints June 8. Minnesota foster families provide support, structure, guidance and daily care to children to develop positive, long-term relationships.

MNsure marketplace

If you applied through MNsure, see information for applicants for Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare for more information. FAQs about health care applications through MNsure are also available online. Questions? For Medical Assistance, call the Member Help Desk at 651-431-2670 or 1-800-657-3739. For MinnesotaCare, call 651-297-3862 or 1-800-657-3672.

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Circle of Excellence Awards seeking nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the annual Commissioner's Circle of Excellence Awards, which recognize excellence among human services providers, counties, advocacy groups and other organizations.

Tomorrow’s Leaders Today Conference to celebrate foster youth leadership

About 275 people will come together for the 19th annual Tomorrow’s Leaders Today youth leadership conference, Aug. 6-8, at the University of Minnesota Duluth, Minn.

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How many Minnesotans receive services from the DHS?





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How many background studies were completed by DHS in 2012?





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Approximately how many children benefit from Minnesota Child Support annually?





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How many people are enrolled in Minnesota Health Care Programs?





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Approximately how many refugees arrive in Minnesota every year?





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How many MinnesotaCare applications do state and county offices receive in an average month?





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How much have state health care reforms saved Minnesota taxpayers since 2011?





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About how many people are served by DHS State Operated Services, which provides direct care and treatment to vulnerable Minnesotans?





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How many State Operated Services employees provide care to vulnerable Minnesotans?





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About how many service providers are licensed and monitored by DHS in cooperation with counties?





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About how many seniors does DHS help keep out of nursing homes through the cost-sharing Alternative Care Program?





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About how many children each month does DHS help receive child care?





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How many children receive services through county and state child support offices?





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What is the average collection for every $1 spent on child support services?





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In 2011, how much child support did DHS collect and pay out through its Child Support Payment Center?





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In 2010, how many children were adopted out of foster care and state guardianship?





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What percent of children in out-of-home placement are cared for in a home setting?





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How many pounds of food does DHS provide for distribution through its partnership with Hunger Solutions Minnesota each year?





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What is the average monthly nutrition assistance benefit?





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How much economic activity is generated for every dollar spent on nutrition assistance?





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What percent of the DHS budget is spent on health care programs for people who have low income, have a disability or are age 65 or older?





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What percent of Minnesota families with children live below the poverty level?





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What percent of Minnesotans are without health insurance coverage?





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Of Minnesota households that receive nutrition assistance, what percent also earn income?





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What was the average monthly income for working Minnesota households that received nutrition assistance?





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How many people could stay in their homes and communities nationwide each year if other states emulated Minnesota’s home-care information program.





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Of all Minnesota parents receiving economic assistance in a given quarter, what percentage is either working 30 or more hours per week or no longer on economic assistance three years later?





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What percent of children were reunited with their birth parents after leaving out-of-home care in 2012?





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Approximately how many Minnesota children receive child care assistance services per month?





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Approximately how many visits have Minnesota families made to food shelves since 2011?





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On average, how many Minnesotans received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits each month in 2012?





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How many people received problem gambling treatment in 2011-2012?





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How many people on DHS programs have voluntarily moved from nursing homes back into the community since 2010?





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How many individuals with development disabilities are employed through DHS' job training programs?





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Forensic Services provides treatment to people with mental illness who are involved in the legal system. How many invididuals moved back into the community during fiscal year 2013?





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