MHIS User Calls are monthly calls for all providers that use MHIS. Each month’s agenda include MHIS updates, MHIS special topics, and other relevant updates from the Mental Health Division. The 2017 MHIS User calls will be held the second Thursday of the month at 10:30 am. WebEx link and call in numbers are sent out on the MHIS list serve prior to the calls.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) gathers local information about the current capacity and gaps in services and housing needs to support older persons in Minnesota. Since 2001 all counties in Minnesota have been requested to respond to a biennial survey of local capacity to meet long-term care needs of current residents, including any significant “gaps” in services or supports. This information is submitted to DHS through a County Gaps Analysis Survey.
On March 17, 2014, Riverwood Centers Community Behavioral Healthcare (Riverwood), a six-site community mental health center in east central Minnesota, closed its doors. The abrupt closure severed client/agency relationships, displaced employees, and created a hole in the mental health safety net in the five-county Adult Mental Health Initiative region 7E. Several steps were immediately taken by county social service departments, the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), mental health services providers, advocacy organizations, and consumers to address the most immediate impacts of the closure. Read the report.
The Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Abuse Divisions submit a combined application for the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Block Grants every two years. The Fiscal Year 2018 – 2019 Combined Behavioral Health Assessment and Plan application was submitted on September 1, 2017. It describes the public mental and substance use disorder systems in Minnesota; identifies needs, priorities, goals and indicators; and proposes uses of block grant funds.
In accordance with grant requirements, states must submit an annual report on the previous year’s utilization of the grant funds, progress toward the goal targets, and data required for the federal Universal Reporting System Basic and Developmental Tables. Public input is sought in developing and updating application on an ongoing basis.
For public comments on the Mental Health Block Grant, please provide input in writing via our P.O.Box or E-mail:
Heron Abegaze and Gloria Smith
Mental Health Division
Minnesota Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 64981
St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0981
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a web-based application/reporting system called the Web Block Grant Application System (WebBGAS) for this grant program.
To view Minnesota’s Fiscal Year 2018- 2019 Combined Behavioral Health Assessment and Plan application and 2018 MHBG Behavioral Health Report, Minnesota citizens can log in at the SAMHSA Block Grants website.
Note: The exact Username and Password must be used. We suggest copying and pasting from above.
Click on View an Existing Application
Click on the Application, Report, or Behavioral Assessment and Plan that you want to view
You will be able to review Minnesota’s current and past applications and reports.
To read or print the entire application or report:
Click the Print button to the right of your selection. This generates a PDF printout of the entire application or report. It also can create a copy in the Print Queue.
Click on the link for a specific selection under Application Name and open each section separately
The Minnesota Behavioral Health Planning Council (BHPC) is an integrated mental health and substance use disorder council that advises the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Behavioral Health Division regarding Minnesota’s combined Mental Health and Substance Abuse Federal Block Grant.
The Community Competency Restoration Taskforce will to evaluate and study community competency restoration programs and develop recommendations to address the needs of individuals deemed incompetent to stand trial.
The State Advisory Council on Mental Health and its Children’s Subcommittee were established by statute to advise the Governor on mental health issues. Members are appointed by the Governor. The Council and Subcommittee have the following work groups:
Primary Care and Mental Health Reforms
Housing and Homelessness
Mental Health and Schools
Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
Outreach to Diverse Communities
The Council and Subcommittee submit a report to the Governor and Legislature every even-numbered year.