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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. Fact sheets for the 2016 session and fact sheets from prior legislative sessions can be found online.

Departmentwide

Elmer L. Andersen Human Services Building (PDF) (March 2006)
Licensing human services providers protects health, safety, rights (PDF) (April 2016)
Minnesota State Substance Abuse Strategy (PDF) (February 2013)
Reform 2020 Waiver Proposal (PDF) (August 2012)
Human Services Department helps meet basic needs (August 2016)
Human Services Performance Council (PDF) (July 2015)
Human Services Performance Management System (PDF) (February 2014)

Adoption and foster care

Adoption and Concurrent Permanency Planning: Working together to help families (PDF) (October 2015)
Adoption: Finding families for Minnesota's waiting children (PDF) (October 2015)
Adoption information, support, training and referral for families (PDF) (September 2015)
Concurrent Permanency Planning: Reducing time in foster care (PDF) (October 2015)
Foster care: Temporary out-of-home care for children (PDF) (May 2016)
Northstar Care for Children: Encouraging safe, permanent homes for children (PDF) (August 2015)

Adult mental health

Adult mental health: Strengthening recovery-oriented and community-based services (PDF) (October 2015)

Aging

Adult protection in Minnesota: Preventing maltreatment of vulnerable people over 18 (PDF) (June 2015)
Alternative Care Program (PDF) (April 2016)
Elderly Waiver Program (PDF) (April 2016)
Family caregivers (PDF) (December 2015)
Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (PDF) (August 2016)
MnCHOICES Initiative (PDF) (October 2015)
Moving Home Minnesota: Helping people move from institutions to community living (PDF) (February 2014)
Nursing home facts and figures (PDF) (May 2016)
Performance-based Incentive Payment Program: Promoting quality patient care, experience (PDF) (September 2013)

Child care

Child care assistance: Facts and figures (PDF) (December 2015)
Child care licensing: Monitoring child care compliance with standards (January 2015)

Child protection

Child abuse and neglect prevention: Safety for Minnesota's children (PDF) (April 2016)
Child protection in Minnesota: Keeping children safe (PDF) (March 2016)
Minnesota Citizen Review Panels: Reaching out to protect children (PDF) (July 2016)
Parent Support Outreach Program (PDF) (March 2016) 
Safe Place for Newborns law keeps infants safe (PDF) (June 2016)

Children's mental health

Children's mental health: Transforming services and supports to better meet children's needs (PDF) (October 2015)

Child support

Child support in Minnesota: Facts and figures (PDF) (August 2016)

Disabilities

Adult protection in Minnesota: Preventing maltreatment of vulnerable people over 18 (PDF) (June 2015)
Brain Injury Waiver provides home, community-based services (PDF) (February 2016)
Community Access for Disability Inclusion Waiver offers home, community-based services (PDF) (February 2016)
Community Alternative Care Waiver serves people who are chronically ill (PDF) (February 2016)
Consumer Support Grant Program (PDF) (February 2014)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (PDF) (April 2016)
Developmental Disabilities Waiver supports people with developmental disabilities, related conditions (PDF) (February 2016)
Family Support Grant Program (PDF) (May 2016)
Forensic Services and the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (PDF) (March 2014)
Home and Community Based Services Rule: Promoting supports in integrated settings (PDF) (June 2016)
Increasing access to federal disability benefits: SOAR and SSI Advocacy (PDF) (March 2016)
Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (PDF) (August 2016)  
MnCHOICES Initiative (PDF) (October 2015)
Moving Home Minnesota: Helping people move from institutions to community living (PDF) (February 2014)
Personal care assistance (PDF) (June 2015)

Economic supports

Asset development: The Family Assets for Independence in Minnesota program (PDF) (June 2016)
Electronic Benefit Transfer (PDF) (August 2016)
Diversionary Work Program: Emphasizing employment (PDF) (January 2016)
Emergency Food Assistance Program (PDF) (February 2016)
Facts about Minnesota Family Investment Program (PDF) (January 2016)
General Assistance (PDF) (July 2016)
Group Residential Housing (PDF) (December 2015)
History of the Minnesota Family Investment Program (PDF) (January 2016)
Homelessness in Minnesota: A continuum of services responding to needs (PDF) (August 2016)
Increasing access to federal disability benefits: SOAR and SSI Advocacy (PDF) (April 2016)
Minnesota Food Shelf Program (PDF) (February 2016)
Minnesota's refugee resettlement programs (PDF) (June 2016)
Minnesota Supplemental Aid (PDF) (July 2016)
Minnesota welfare fraud prevention and reduction efforts (PDF) (March 2012)
Safety-net supports: Basic questions and answers (PDF) (February 2016)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (PDF) (April 2016)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program helps people with low incomes buy food (PDF) (January 2016)
Supportive service grants help homeless (PDF) (February 2015)

Health care

Minnesota Health Care Programs (PDF) (August 2016)
The Minnesota Family Planning Program (PDF) (March 2014)
Personal care assistance (PDF) (June 2015)
Reform 2020 Waiver Proposal (PDF) (August 2012)

Information technology

MAXIS - public assistance eligibility and payments (PDF) (November 2015)
Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) (PDF) (April 2016)
Minnesota Electronic Child Care Information System (MEC2) (PDF) (November 2015)
PRISM - child support enforcement and collection (PDF) (November 2015)
Shared Master Index (SMI) (PDF) (December 2015)
Social Services Information System (SSIS) (PDF) (November 2015)

Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP)

Forensic Services and the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (PDF) (March 2014)
Minnesota Sex Offender Program Overview (PDF) (July 2015)
Minnesota Sex Offender Program Provisional Discharge (PDF) (September 2015)
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

Jensen Settlement Agreement (PDF) (December 2014)
Forensic Services and the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (PDF) (March 2014)
State Operated Forensic Services (PDF) (February 2014)

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