General Public

DHS provides many resources to keep the public informed about activities, and performance of the agency and providers we license.


Signature Initiatives

Signature Initiatives highlight the Minnesota Department of Human Services’ priority projects and key activities.

Open enrollment

Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare enrollees do not need to take action to renew coverage during MNsure open enrollment unless contacted by DHS with specific instructions. Questions? Call the Member Help Desk at 651-431-2670 or 1-800-657-3739. Information for applicants for Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare and FAQs about applying through MNsure are online.

DHS Dashboard

The DHS Dashboard website, which displays department priorities and progress toward its goals, has been updated with 18 new measures for 2014. Among highlights is the department’s work to improve access to affordable health care: the number of Minnesotans without insurance dropped by more than 180,000 since fall 2013.

Safe Place for Newborns law protects babies, parents

No shame. No blame. No names. The Safe Place for Newborns law allows a mother or someone acting with her permission to safely surrender an unharmed infant born in the past seven days to a designated safe place. More information is in a flier that can be printed and shared, and a news release.

Parent Aware for high quality care

Parent Aware is a free service for Minnesota parents searching for high quality child care providers and early learning programs. Find rated programs that help prepare children for kindergarten on the Parent Aware website.

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