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Fact sheets

Fact sheets contain background information on a variety of human services topics. For hard copies or for more information, email DHS Communications. 2014 legislative session fact sheets can be found online.

Departmentwide

Elmer L. Andersen Human Services Building (PDF) (March 2006)
Licensing human services providers protects health, safety, rights (PDF) (December 2012)
Minnesota State Substance Abuse Strategy (PDF) (February 2013)
Reform 2020 Waiver Proposal (PDF) (August 2012)
Human Services Performance Management System (PDF) (February 2014)

Adoption and foster care

Adoption and Concurrent Permanency Planning: Working together to help families (PDF) (July 2014)
Adoption: Finding families for Minnesota's waiting children (PDF) (October 2013)
Adoption information, support, training and referral for families (PDF) (July 2014)
Concurrent Permanency Planning: Reducing time in foster care (PDF) (October 2013)
Foster care: Temporary out-of-home care for children (PDF) (April 2014) 
Northstar Care for Children: Encouraging safe, permanent homes for children (PDF) (September 2014)

Adult mental health

Adult mental health: Strengthening recovery-oriented and community-based services (PDF) (December 2013)

Aging

Adult protection in Minnesota: Preventing maltreatment of vulnerable people over 18 (PDF) (January 2013)
Alternative Care Program (PDF) (February 2014)
Elderly Waiver Program (PDF) (February 2014) 
Family caregiving for Minnesota seniors (PDF) (December 2012)
Long-Term Care Consultation Services (PDF) (December 2012)
MnCHOICES Initiative (PDF) (February 2014)
Moving Home Minnesota: Helping people move from institutions to community living (PDF) (February 2014)
Nursing home facts (PDF)  (December 2012)
Performance-based Incentive Payment Program: Promoting quality patient care, experience (PDF) (September 2013)

Child care

Child care assistance: Facts and figures (PDF) (October 2013)
Child care licensing: Monitoring child care compliance with standards (August 2012)

Child protection

Child Safety and Permanency: Strengthening families to prevent child abuse and neglect (PDF) (May 2014)
Family Assessment Response: Reaching out to support families (PDF)  (May 2014) 
Minnesota Citizen Review Panels: Reaching out to protect children (PDF)  (May 2014)
Safe Place for Newborns law keeps infants safe (PDF) (June 2014)

Children's mental health

Children's mental health: Transforming services and supports to better meet children's needs (PDF) (September 2013)

Child support

Child support in Minnesota: Facts and figures (PDF) (February 2014)

Disabilities

Adult protection in Minnesota: Preventing maltreatment of vulnerable people over 18 (PDF) (January 2013)
Brain Injury Waiver (PDF) (July 2014)
Chemical Dependency Treatment — Rule 31 (PDF) (February 2009)
Community Alternative Care Waiver (PDF) (August 2014)
Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals Waiver (PDF) (July 2014)
Consumer Support Grant Program (PDF) (February 2014)
Developmental Disabilities Waiver (PDF) (February 2014)
Family Support Grant Program (PDF) (August 2012)
Forensic Services and the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (PDF) (March 2014)
Increasing access to federal disability benefits: SOAR and SSI Advocacy (PDF) (May 2013)
MnCHOICES Initiative (PDF) (February 2014)
Moving Home Minnesota: Helping people move from institutions to community living (PDF) (February 2014)
Personal care assistance (PDF) (December 2012)

Economic supports

Asset development: The Family Assets for Independence in Minnesota program (PDF) (June 2014)
Electronic Benefit Transfer (PDF) (October 2013)
Diversionary Work Program: Emphasizing employment (PDF) (December 2013)
Emergency Food Assistance Program (PDF) (March 2014)
Facts about Minnesota Family Investment Program (PDF) (December 2013)
General Assistance (PDF) (December 2013)
Group Residential Housing (PDF) (September 2014)
History of the Minnesota Family Investment Program (PDF) (December 2013) 
Increasing access to federal disability benefits: SOAR and SSI Advocacy (PDF) (May 2014) 
Minnesota Food Shelf Program (PDF) (March 2014)
Minnesota Supplemental Aid (PDF) (January 2014)
Minnesota welfare fraud prevention and reduction efforts (PDF) (March 2012)
Nutrition assistance education program (PDF) (January 2014)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program helps people with low incomes buy food (PDF) (January 2014) 
Safety-net supports: Basic questions and answers (PDF) (March 2014)

Health care

Minnesota Health Care Programs (PDF) (December 2012)
The Minnesota Family Planning Program (PDF) (March 2014)
Personal care assistance (PDF) (December 2012)
Reform 2020 Waiver Proposal (PDF) (August 2012)

Information technology

MAXIS — public assistance eligibility and payments (PDF) (February 2014)
Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) (PDF) (February 2014)
Minnesota Electronic Child Care Information System (MEC2) (PDF) (February 2014)
PRISM — child support enforcement and collection (PDF) (February 2014)
Shared Master Index (SMI) (PDF) (February 2014)
Social Services Information System (SSIS) (PDF) (February 2014)

Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP)

Forensic Services and the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (PDF) (March 2014)
Minnesota Sex Offender Program Overview (PDF) (February 2014)
Minnesota Sex Offender Program Provisional Discharge (PDF) (December 2013)
Minnesota Sex Offender Program reintegration programming (PDF) (January 2014)
Minnesota Sex Offender Program Treatment at the Department of Corrections (PDF) (December 2013)

DHS Direct Care and Treatment

Forensic Services and the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (PDF) (March 2014)
State Operated Forensic Services (PDF) (February 2014)
Minnesota Security Hospital Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) (May 2012)

Prior legislative session fact sheets

2014 Legislative Session
2013 Legislative Session
2012 Legislative Session
2011 Legislative Session
2010 Legislative Session
2009 Legislative Session
2008 Legislative Session
2007 Legislative Session
2006 Legislative Session   

 

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