Quality and performance
A major priority of Minnesota Department of Human Services is to develop an effective and accountable mental and chemical health system by encouraging and supporting research-informed practices, monitoring outcomes and expanding the use of successful treatment models. As a result, Minnesota children with mental health diagnoses will experience improving outcomes. A growing proportion of children and youth will function at their best in school and at home, stay out of the juvenile justice system and graduate from high school.
The Children’s Mental Health Division is actively engaged in:
- Certifying mental health providers
- Implementing evidence-based practices
- Increasing the accountability of the mental health delivery system
These efforts include standardizing assessment tools to identify the right care at the right time for all children. All these efforts strive to improve the quality of care and effectiveness of services to help children improve.