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Summer Planning Tour 2015
Senior leadership with the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) will be conducting public planning sessions across the state throughout August as part of the CDHS 2015 Summer Planning Tour. 

The annual event brings CDHS leadership to the people and communities they serve to engage, facilitate dialogue, and incorporate stakeholder feedback in the Department's plans for the future. The plan’s format was adopted to meet the requirements of the Colorado's “State Measurement for Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) Government Act.” The desired outcome of the tour is a shared vision between human services staff, stakeholders and county partners. This year, Department leadership will travel to nine counties for public forums as part of the month-long tour. 

During the last strategic tour, leadership heard from nearly 1,000 stakeholders, including CDHS employees and members of two Native American tribes. See the final document here: 
2015-16 CDHS Strategic Plan (PDF)

The CDHS 2015 Summer Planning Tour supports the Colorado Department of Human Services’ mission: to design and deliver high quality human and health services that improve the safety, independence, and well-being of the people of Colorado.
 
 
 
Helping Coloradans in Crisis
 
On August 1, 2015, the Denver Post published a guest commentary from Levetta Love, Director of CDHS Office of Economic Security.
 
Love explains how Colorado Works successes are not always reflected in TANF work participation rate measures:
 
"The Systems to Family Stability National Policy Academy has chosen to spotlight Colorado and seven other states for their successful employment and self-sufficiency outcomes for TANF recipients. This recognition is something we're very proud of. We get people back to work and back to productive lives."
Read the opinion piece at DenverPost.com.