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Gaps Analysis Current Efforts

Aug. 18, 2021

This eUpdate shares information about the Gaps Analysis process current activities and opportunities.

Gaps Analysis Planning Survey

Thank you to those that have had past involvement in the DHS Gaps Analysis effort. As we plan for the next few years, we would like to make sure that you have an opportunity to provide input to guide the direction of Gaps Analysis. Our mission is to connect partners with resources to improve access to equitable, and culturally- and linguistically-appropriate services for Minnesotans.

Please take this 5-10 minute survey by Sept. 16 to help inform our future iteration of the Gaps Analysis process.

For those new to Gaps Analysis, it is an ongoing process to improve access to a key set of services for:

  • Older adults
  • People with disabilities
  • Children, youth, and adults living with mental health conditions in Minnesota.

This is a collaboration between partners who provide, guide, or experience services and local community members to identify ways to close the “gap” that may exist between the needs of community members and available services.

Current state-wide efforts build upon regional work that identified four key service access issues across Minnesota, including shortages in crisis services, housing, transportation and workforce. The regional workshops conducted in 2017 and 2019 gave participants the opportunity to discuss the top service gaps, identify solutions and develop action plans to implement the solutions. Since 2019, we have been sharing statewide efforts and grant opportunities to assist with action plan implementation.

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For more information about the Gaps Analysis or to access past e-updates, visit the DHS Gaps Analysis website.