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2016 legislative session fact sheets available online

Fact sheets summarizing human services proposals for the 2016 legislative session are now available on the DHS website. The fact sheets highlight proposals in both the capital budget and supplemental budgets. Gov. Mark Dayton’s supplemental budget recommendations for human services (PDF) are online. Legislative reports and background information also can be found on the legislative information page.

County Human Service Cost Report is available online

The annual Minnesota County Human Service Cost Report for Calendar Year 2014 (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.

'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.

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 February 2016 (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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