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DHS commissioner honored for Northstar Care legislation
The North American Council on Adoptable Children honored Commissioner Lucinda Jesson with its Voices from the Heart Award for the important part the Minnesota Department of Human Services played in the recent passage of the Northstar Care for Children law. Jesson was honored at the council's 10th anniversary celebration Nov. 9 in West St. Paul. More information is in a story about the award.
2012 County Human Service Cost Report is available online
The annual Minnesota County Human Service Cost Report for Calendar Year 2012 (PDF) is available on DHS’ website. The report contains statewide and county-specific costs and revenue shares for economic support, health and social service programs. The report combines county fiscal activity, DHS centralized activity for counties, federal and state payments and computation of the county funded share — it is the big picture of Minnesota’s county-administered, state supervised human services system. Narrative descriptions and notes, a graphic overview, trend data and per-capita comparative data are included.
2013 legislative session fact sheets now available online
Fact sheets summarizing highlights of the 2013 legislative session are now available on DHS’ public website. Two overview fact sheets highlighting human services initiatives and budget changes are included, along with fact sheets that focus on behavioral health, children's issues, fraud prevention and investigation, health care, Reform 2020 and the Transition to Community initiative. The fact sheets are posted on the 2013 session fact sheets page.
Infant deaths in child care down, more work needed
Action taken by DHS, providers, and local partners to address a dramatic increase in the deaths of infants in child care has helped to stall the alarming trend, according to the 2012 annual report on licensing activities by the DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) (PDF). Infant deaths occurring in child care settings was one of four “emergent issues” identified in the report released April 3. More information is in a news release about the report.
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 October 2013 (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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