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This webinar provides an overview of the role of counties in Minnesota's Human Services System.
Human Services 101
This webinar gives an overview of MnCHOICES- a web-based application that is comprehensive and integrates assessment and support planning for Minnesotans who need long-term services and supports. MnCHOICES embraces a person-centered approach to ensure services meet each person's strengths, goals, preferences and assessed needs. All counties and participating tribes in Minnesota use MnCHOICES for new assessments and reassessments.
A MnChoices Overview for County Officials
Visit the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) web site for complete MnChoices Information.
MnChoices Information form the Department of Human Services
This video is the fifth of a six-part series produced in 2014 by the Minnesota Association of County Social Service Administrators. The video reviews fiscal elements of adult human services programs including chemical dependency, mental health care, and developmental disabilities.
Adult Social Services
This video is the final of a six-part series produced in 2014 by the Minnesota Association of County Social Service Administrators. The video covers basic budget concepts with examples from a Minnesota county's human services budget. The video also includes lessons learned from times of budget deficits and growth and the role of the human services director.
Budging and Conclusion
This video is the second of a six-part series produced in 2014 by the Minnesota Association of County Social Service Administrators. The video summarizes Minnesota's cash assistance and health care programs, defines county responsibilities for those programs, and explains their expenditures and revenues.
Cash Assistance & Health Care
This video is the fourth of a six-part series produced in 2014 by the Minnesota Association of County Social Service Administrators. The video reviews fiscal elements of children's human services programs including mental health care, out of home placement, and the vulnerable children and adults act.
Children's Social Services
This video is the first of a six-part series produced in 2014 by the Minnesota Association of County Social Service Administrators. The video explains five basic concepts of county human services finance: capped grants, uncapped federal and/or state revenue, cost share services, match costs services, and maintenance of effort services. This video also reviews the County Human Service Cost Report compiled annually by the Department of Human Services.
Introduction to Human Services Finance
This video is the third of a six-part series produced in 2014 by the Minnesota Association of County Social Service Administrators. The video covers seven fiscal topics related to children's and adults' services including: contracts, BRASS, time reporting, social service time studies, targeted case management, waiver case management, and tracking social worker fiscal performance.
Social Services Fiscal Elements
This webinar provides an overview of the role of counties in Minnesota's Public Health system.
Public Health 101
Presentation from the 2015 AMC Annual Conference
Responding to Public Health Nuisances
The programs and projects were featured at AMC's Opioid Summit in 2018. Each document summarizes the program and provides the contact information of program leaders. Although the focus of the conference was the opioid crisis, many of the programs and projects can be utilized to address other substance abuse in communities. Each document includes a summary of the program and contact information for the county or organization that implemented it.
Click here for documents that summarize Minnesota programs and projects that address substance use disorders.
In 2016, the Center for Rural Policy and Development produced a well-researched and thorough report on child care access called "A quiet crisis: Minnesota's child care shortage." This fact sheet updates the report's statistics on Minnesota's child care shortage and licensing capacity by region. It also provides a few examples of successful partnerships and models to improve access.
Child Care's Quiet Crisis: An Update
This AMC fact sheet briefly explains the child care shortage in Minnesota and the responsibilities of counties in licensing child care facilities. The fact sheet provides two examples of how Minnesota counties experienced a boost in child care provider numbers by streamlining their licensing application process and assisting individuals during the application.
Counties and the Child Care Shortage
This fact sheet outlines county responsibilities for child care licensing and the role of the Department of Human Services' Licensing Division in supporting counties in their performance of licensing functions.
County Delegated Licensure of Family Child Care Programs
This video summarizes a new and innovative child care licensing collaboration between Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd and Wadena Counties and Sourcewell. The Region V+ counties partnered with Sourcewell to create regional child care licensing positions who help potential child care providers navigate the application process and offer current providers professional development and training opportunities. The collaboration was selected as a Local Government Innovation Award winner in 2018.
Region V+ Family Child Care Licensing Collaboration
This report highlights seven successful strategies local governments have used to address the child care shortage in their communities. The case studies focus on Greater Minnesota where community members used different models, partnerships, and assets to improve child care access.
Responding to the Child Care Shortage: Case Studies of Innovation in Greater Minnesota
This document gives an overview of the improvements needed to the METS system, from the county perspective.
Anoka County - AMC METS Workgroup Position Statement
Medical Assistance is Minnesota's Medicaid program, which is state supervised, but county administered. This policy brief concisely outlines the eligibility, covered services, funding, application procedure, and provider reimbursement of Medical Assistance.
Medical Assistance: An Overview
This report thoroughly explains the Medical Assistance program adding greater detail to issues briefly addressed in "Medical Assistance: An Overview" including government administration, cost shares, eligibility requirements, covered services, funding distribution, and enrollee demographics.
Medical Assistance: Full Report
This fact sheet briefly outlines a county's role in the state health insurance program, Medicaid Assistance. The fact sheet also describes the Minnesota Eligibility Technology System (METS) software system, which is used by counties to determine an individual's eligibility for Medical Assistance.
Minnesota Eligibility Technology System
This two-page fact sheet shares current statistics on Minnesota's state health insurance programs. The fact sheet includes data on enrollees, funding, eligibility requirements, and covered services.
Minnesota Health Care Programs in 2016
Anoka County produced this video which illustrates the improvements needed to the METS system, from the county perspective.
VIDEO: Improvements Needed to the Minnesota Eligibility Technology System (METS)