The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) Direct Care/Support Workforce Initiative seeks to connect people and organizations who want to work together on similar efforts to address the direct care/support workforce shortage.
Minnesota Department of Human Services offers options that give people more control over the services and supports they receive. People who use these services and direct the support workers who provide these services will have new options starting in July 2018. These options include higher rates and a training stipend for eligible support workers. Read more on the Enhanced rates and training stipends for support workers webpage.
The Minnesota Legislature authorized a 1.74 percent rate limit increase for certain waiver services provided on or after Jan. 1, 2018. To read more about these changes, see the Long-term services and supports rates changes webpage.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services' Waiver Reimagine project seeks to identify and recommend system-level improvements to Minnesota’s disability waiver programs. The Waiver Reimagine project will identify ways to improve system structures to give people more choice and control over the services they receive. Read more on the Waiver Reimagine webpage.
The gaps analysis study is one of four studies that inform the biennial legislative report on the status of long-term services and supports for older adults, people with disabilities and adults and children living with mental health conditions.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services makes regular reports to the Legislature and the public regarding its services. Reports by the Disability Services Division are posted on the DSD Publications webpage.
The Minnesota State Quality Council, in collaboration with DHS, exists to support a system of quality assurance and improvement of services for people with disabilities. The council works collaboratively with all affected parties to achieve measurable positive outcomes in health and welfare for people with disabilities. The council is committed to a system that is person-directed, outcome-based, quality-driven and cost-effective. Members include people who receive services and their family members, disability advocates, Region 10 Quality Assurance Commission, providers, county agencies, staff from the Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities and DHS. (Minnesota Statutes, section 256B.097).
State Quality Council
P.O. Box 64967
St. Paul, MN 55164-0967