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About the gaps analysis

The gaps analysis is an ongoing process to understand and improve access to services systems for older adults, people with disabilities and children, youth and adults living with mental health conditions in Minnesota. It is a collaboration between Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), lead agencies (counties, tribal nations and managed care organizations), service providers, consumers and local community members.

For this effort, “services systems” include the home and community-based services (HCBS) system and the continuum of community mental health services and supports.

This ongoing process gathers information and prioritizes service access issues, and identifies and supports action planning to improve access to services provided at home and in the community (that is, reduce and eliminate gaps).

A summary of results from the most-recent gaps analysis is included in the biennial legislative report on the status of long-term services and supports.

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