RBC I Colorado Department of Human Services Executive Director Reggie Bicha recognized 13 counties Thursday for “2015 C-Stat Distinguished Performance” at the Colorado Counties Inc. Summer Conference, including No. 4-ranked Rio Blanco County.
County commissioners and human-services employees statewide were in attendance as high-ranking performers on 23 measures tied to timeliness, accuracy, safety and well-being were honored.
The Distinguished Performer designation is awarded to counties that met C-Stat goals at least 75 percent of the time. Their responsive efforts were tied to a wide array of programs, including Colorado Works, Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP), food assistance, adult financial applications, child support services, the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP), adult protection and child welfare.
Of the 64 Colorado counties, those eclipsing the 75 percent mark were Sedgwick (86.1), Washington (84.7), Jackson (82.9), Rio Blanco (82.5), Phillips (81.2), San Miguel (81.1), Boulder (79.7), Pitkin (78.5), Yuma (78.4), Crowley (76.3), Eagle (76.2), Douglas (75.9), and Routt (75.8). The list of Distinguished Performers rose by three since 2014.
“These counties are leaders in using timely data to improve outcomes for the people they serve in their communities,” Bicha said.
C-Stat is a performance management approach that allows CDHS to better focus on and improve performance outcomes that enhance people’s lives. By identifying areas of focus, CDHS can determine what is working and what needs improvement.
By measuring the impact of day-to-day efforts, CDHS is able to make more informed, collaborative decisions to align its efforts and resources to affect positive change for the people it serves.