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Ten counties recognized by CDHS for outstanding performance

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DENVER (May 5, 2021) — Today, the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) recognized 10 counties for 2020 C-Stat Distinguished Performance. The outstanding performance efforts were tied to programs that help Coloradans, such as helping more local families move toward a stronger economic future. These counties connected Coloradans with meaningful work opportunities and workforce development programs, delivered crucial food and energy assistance in a timely manner, and kept vulnerable adults and children safe.

“2020 was a year full of challenges, growth, and camaraderie. It brought unprecedented change, and it also brought unprecedented dedication, commitment and achievement from our county partners,” said CDHS Executive Director Michelle Barnes. “Our county human services departments are delivering fast and consistent services, especially during the pandemic. I am proud of the work done in keeping kids and seniors safe, and supporting families while out of work and out of school.”

C-Stat is a performance management tool that allows CDHS to better focus on and improve performance outcomes that enhance people’s lives. The Distinguished Performance Award recognizes counties that are timely, safe and accurate in work and meeting specific goals. Counties that meet their goals are more likely to be meeting the needs of individuals and families in their community, and more likely to have higher completion rates of applications. Ten counties received a 2020 C-Stat Distinguished Performance Award.

Counties identified as distinguished performers:

  • Archuleta
  • Broomfield
  • Dolores
  • Eagle
  • El Paso
  • Gunnison
  • Rio Blanco
  • Sedgwick
  • Weld
  • Yuma

C-Stat is a performance-based analysis strategy that allows every program within the Colorado Department of Human Services to better focus on and improve performance outcomes. By identifying areas of focus, CDHS determines what is working and what needs improvement. By measuring the impact of day-to-day efforts, we are able to make more informed, collaborative decisions to align our efforts and resources to affect positive change.

Media contact:
Madlynn Ruble
Deputy Director of Communications