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About us - Strategies

To meet the division's goals, DSD has identified the following five strategies:

  1. Create a statewide disability service program that encompasses all waivers, state-plan and HIV/AIDS support services - Built to support consumer choice, independence and employment through:
    • Common administration
    • Common assessments
    • Common services
    • Common standards of performance
    • Support for local partners through training, technical assistance and performance reviews
  2. Implement a 21st century operation - Utilize proven technologies to deliver:
    • Accountability for processes and results to consumers and the public
    • Easy access for stakeholders to what they need to know
    • Efficient operations
  3. Improve purchasing:
    • Know what we are paying for
    • Make sure we get what we pay for
    • Pay a fair and reasonable price
  4. Promote community integration in personal service design and delivery - Identify, test and disseminate best practices so:
    • Administrators and providers are accountable
    • Employment and independence are the expectations
    • Housing and service options are available
    • Technology is used to improve services and reduce costs while protecting health and safety
  5. Meet state and federal requirements:
    • Ensure HCBS waiver and state plan services continue to receive federal approval
    • Maintain credibility with federal officials so Minnesota can continue to innovate and improve
    • Meet requirements of state laws and rules

See how DSD activities and initiatives support work of the CCA Quality System Architecture.

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