There is a shortage of providers and staff in disability services. This impacts services and options and results in challenges for people with disabilities and their families. The Dakota County Board of Commissioners started the workgroup to discuss and identify potential solutions.
- Looked at the current crisis and made recommendations to address challenges in the short-term.
- Looked for innovative approaches to improve the network of community supports for people with disabilities in the long-term.
Over nine months, the workgroup developed recommendations aimed at addressing workforce challenges. This includes innovative approaches to improve community supports for people with disabilities. Recommendations were presented to the county board in July 2023.
The board endorsed the recommendations. Dakota County staff are now planning next steps to move them forward.