CDHS recognizes Douglas County for outstanding performance

DENVER (Sept. 11, 2018) — The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) today recognized Douglas County for "2017 C-Stat Distinguished Performance." The county’s outstanding performance efforts were tied to programs that help Coloradans, including helping more local families move toward a stronger economic future by connecting Coloradans with meaningful subsidized work opportunities and workforce development programs, delivering crucial food and energy assistance in a timely manner and keeping vulnerable adults safe and independent.
C-Stat is a performance management tool that allows CDHS to better focus on and improve performance outcomes that enhance people’s lives. The 20 counties that received a 2017 C-Stat Distinguished Performance Award met C-Stat goals at least 75 percent of the time on 21 measures tied to timeliness, accuracy, safety and well-being. Douglas County achieved 76.9 percent of its goals throughout 2017. 
Other counties eclipsing the 75 percent mark as distinguished performers were Dolores, Lake, Sedgwick, Ouray, San Miguel, Larimer, Archuleta, Phillips, Pitkin, La Plata, Summit, Park, Kiowa, Eagle, Yuma, Arapahoe, Logan, Washington and Custer.
“When it comes to innovative ways to serve our clients and do business in Colorado, Douglas county is leading the way as a top performer by delivering fast and consistent services, helping  Colorado families set out on a more secure path for their future,” said Reggie Bicha, executive director of the Colorado Department of Human Services. “Through C-Stat, our performance management tool, we’re able to ensure continuous quality improvement in our counties and continue coming up with better ways to serve Coloradans in a 21st-century global economy.”
Twenty distinguished performers is an increase from last year’s total of 16 and the previous year’s 13. Of the 20 counties, 15 have also received this recognition in the past. Douglas is now a two-time recipient of the Distinguished Performer award.