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DHS launches Olmstead web page and email news service

Minnesota’s Olmstead Plan now has a home on the DHS website. Through the Olmstead Plan, Minnesota is paving the way for people with disabilities to express their preferences for how they choose to live, learn, work and engage in community life, while receiving the supports they need to be safe and successful. DHS is working closely with community partners and other state agencies to make Minnesota a leader in supporting choice for people with disabilities. The “Minnesota Department of Human Services and the Olmstead Plan” page contains DHS-specific news, information and materials about the plan, including successes, fact sheets, and other materials of interest to a wide range of audiences.

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 June 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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