Magazine article Policy & Practice

Our Do'ers Profile

Magazine article Policy & Practice

Our Do'ers Profile

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In Our Do'ers Profile, we highlight some of the hardworking and talented individuals in public human services. This issue features Daniel Engstrom of Hennepin County, Minn., assistant county administrator and director of the Human Services and Public Health Department.

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Name: Daniel E. Engstrom

Title: Assistant county administrator and director of human services and public health

Years of Service: 33 years with Hennepin County Human Services in various line and management positions.

Rewards of the Job: Promoting the integration of services across complex human service and health systems that will better help clients connect and coordinate the services they need.

Accomplishments Most Proud Of: Helping build an effective shelter system in the community and establish an Office of Multicultural Services for the county.

Thoughts About the State of the Medicaid Program: The expansion of this program over the past several years has enabled a host of services such as preventing child abuse and neglect and keeping families together or reunify quickly. We have been able to reduce public cost for services to vulnerable populations. …

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