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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.

'Follow' DHS careers pages on Facebook, Twitter

"Follow," or subscribe to updates, from DHS on social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. DHS recently added an official DHS careers page to Facebook and a careers Twitter feed, featuring job postings at DHS facilities.

More content moving to redesigned DHS public website

Adult protective services, home and community services for seniors, Indian Elder Desk, Ombudsman for Long -Term Care and nursing homes content is moving within the DHS website. The move is part of a redesign of the department's public website to improve its usability. To help website users find content, DHS will temporarily redirect key links. If you have bookmarked this content or added it to favorites, you will need to update these links. More information about the redesign is online.

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 2014

DHS Commissioner Lucinda Jesson has announced agency goals and action steps for 2014. The goals and action steps with a focus on people, innovation, equity and integrity are contained in the document Framework for the Future: 2014 (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 October 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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