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'Follow' DHS page on Facebook
The Minnesota Department of Human Services has launched a new departmentwide Facebook page that will feature a variety of content helping to share the DHS mission. DHS invites Facebook users to share constructive ideas, information, opinions and stories. Social media guidelines and links to all official DHS social media accounts can be found in the social media statement.
2013 County Human Service Cost Report is available online
The annual Minnesota County Human Service Cost Report for Calendar Year 2013 (PDF) is available on DHS’ public website. The report, compiled by the Financial Operations Division, contains statewide and county-specific costs and revenue shares for economic support, health and social service programs.
2014 legislative session fact sheets available online
Fact sheets summarizing highlights of the 2014 legislative session are available on DHS’ website. A fact sheet providing an overview of changes affecting human services (PDF) is included, along with fact sheets on expanded facilities for early childhood learning (PDF), improved safety at Minnesota Security Hospital (PDF) and the new background study law (PDF).
Minnesota takes key steps in fight against opiate abuse
Efforts to curb a wave of prescription drug abuse and addiction to other opiates marked the first full year of the Minnesota State Substance Abuse Strategy. Minnesota met the strategy’s immediate goals to increase education for physicians and other front-line professionals about treatments for opioid dependence, how abuse of opioid-based prescription drugs can lead to addiction to other opiates like heroin and how to reverse an opiate overdose. More information is in a news release about the substance abuse strategy's first-year report.
Commissioner Jesson announces agency goals for 2015
DHS Commissioner Lucinda Jesson has announced agency goals and action steps for 2015. The goals and action steps with a focus on people, innovation, equity and integrity are contained in the document Framework for the Future: 2015 (PDF), which is available on the DHS website. This direction builds on accomplishments from the past year (PDF).
DHS dashboard on public website
DHS has a dashboard where the public can go for information on the agency’s performance in key areas. It is designed to be a visitor-friendly tool where Minnesotans can see the department’s goals in different areas, where it is on track to meet those goals and where more work is needed.
Self-sufficiency and health care statistics report is online
The Family Self-Sufficiency and Health Care Program Statistics available through November 2014 (PDF) report is available online. The report, compiled by the Reports and Forecasts Division, includes caseload numbers and expenditures for cash, emergency and food assistance programs and health care programs.
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