The mission of Pine County Health & Human Services is to Promote and Protect the Health, Well-Being, and Self-Sufficiency of All.
HHS (Health & Human Services) Board
The Health and Human Services Board meets along with the Commissioners at the regularly scheduled county board meetings. This board is comprised of the County Commissioners and conducts all business relating to the Health and Human Services department including the approval of new and renewal of contracts, approving the payment of bills, etc.
HHS (Health & Human Services) Advisory Committee
The HHS Advisory Committee meets quarterly at 3:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Public Health Building in Sandstone. This committee is comprised of Pine County citizens and providers of services to HHS clients and conducts any needs assessment as well as making recommendations to the County Board for new and/or changes in current services and programs.
Pine County Chemical Health Coalition
The Pine County Chemical Health Coalition meets monthly on the 2nd Monday at 3: p.m. The meeting site alternates between East Central High School and the Hinckley-Finlayson High School. This coalition is comprised of representatives from numerous community sectors, including: school personnel, Mille Lacs Band, local businesses, media, parents, health and human services staff, law enforcement, probation, the county attorney's office, Pine Technical and Community College, and more. The Pine County Chemical Health Coalition strives to prevent the misuse and abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. If you are interested in joining the Pine County Chemical Health Coalition, please contact us at (320)591-1570.
Employment (Merit System)
All Health & Human Services positions are required to be Merit System eligible.
Merit System provides recruitment, selection, compensation and classification services to county managers and provides advice and consultation to county managers and supervisors on a variety of issues, including organization structure, disciplinary matters and interpretation of applicable laws, rules and policies for county human and social service agencies. For employment opportunities, go to the Pine County Personnel Website.
Minnesota Dept of Human Services: Minnesota Merit System
Mandated Operational Plans:
Pine County Health and Human Services Department and the Human Services Board are seeking input for the development of the Minnesota Family Investment Program and Vulnerable Children and Adults Service Plans. Comments and questions should be directed to the Supervisor of the program that you wish to comment on. Please contact the Supervisor at 320-591-1570 or 800-450-7463, or mail to 315 Main St S, Suite 200, Pine City MN 55063. Comments and input are welcome at any time of the year.