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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 2017 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 Management System (PDF) (April 2017)

Adoption and foster care

Permanency support contract: Working together to help families (PDF) (October 2017)
Adoption: Finding families for Minnesota's waiting children (PDF) (October 2017)
Adoption information, training, referral and support for families (PDF) (October 2017)
Concurrent Permanency Planning: Reducing time in foster care (PDF) (October 2017)
Foster care: Temporary out-of-home care for children (PDF) (May 2017)
Northstar Care for Children: Encouraging safe, permanent homes for children (PDF) (August 2017)

Adult mental health

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

Aging 

Alternative Care Program (PDF) (March 2017)
Elderly Waiver Program (PDF) (March 2017)
Family caregiving: Essential to Minnesota's long-term services and supports system (PDF) (July 2017)
Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (PDF) (June 2017)
MnCHOICES Initiative (PDF) (April 2017)
Moving Home Minnesota: Helping people move from institutions to community living (PDF) (February 2014)
Nursing home facts and figures (PDF) (May 2016)

Child care

Child care assistance: Facts and figures (PDF) (December 2016)
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 2017)
Child protection in Minnesota: Keeping children safe (PDF) (April 2017)
Minnesota Citizen Review Panels: Reaching out to protect children (PDF) (June 2017)
Parent Support Outreach Program (PDF) (April 2017) 
Safe Place for Newborns law keeps infants safe (PDF) (February 2017)

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) (January 2017)

Disabilities

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) (May 2017)
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)
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) (June 2017)  
MnCHOICES Initiative (PDF) (April 2017)
Moving Home Minnesota: Helping people move from institutions to community living (PDF) (February 2014)
Personal care assistance (PDF) (October 2016)
Preventing and reducing substance misuse and substance use disorder in Minnesota (PDF) (January 2017)

Economic supports

Asset development: The Family Assets for Independence in Minnesota program (PDF) (June 2017)
Electronic Benefit Transfer (PDF) (July 2017)
Diversionary Work Program: Emphasizing employment (PDF) (January 2017)
Emergency Food Assistance Program (PDF) (March 2017)  
Facts about Minnesota Family Investment Program (PDF) (January 2017)
General Assistance (PDF) (July 2016)
Group Residential Housing (PDF) (December 2015)
History of the Minnesota Family Investment Program (PDF) (August 2017)
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) (March 2017)
Minnesota's refugee resettlement programs (PDF) (July 2017)
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) (January 2017)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training program (PDF) (June 2017)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program helps people with low incomes buy food (PDF) (June 2017)
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) (October 2016)
Reform 2020 Waiver Proposal (PDF) (August 2012)

Information technology

Integrated Service Delivery System - ISDS (PDF) (January 2017)
IT Systems Modernization - Building a Person-Centered Human Service Delivery System (PDF) (January 2017)
MAXIS - public assistance eligibility and payments (PDF) (March 2017)
Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) (PDF) (July 2017)
Minnesota Electronic Child Care Information System (MEC2) (PDF) (November 2015)
Minnesota Eligibility Technology System (METS) (PDF) (January 2017)
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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