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  • CDHS recognizes El Paso County for outstanding performance DENVER (April 10, 2017) - The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) today recognized El Paso County for its performance in delivering food and cash assistance.CDHS announced in January that ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2017, 12:46 PM by Nicole Grabowski - CDHS
  • Spike in Colorado heroin use and overdoses leads to a multi-agency partnership DENVER –- As heroin use continues to climb in Colorado and across the country, a recently formed multi-agency work group has released a report providing a detailed look at usage ...
    Posted Apr 6, 2017, 12:47 PM by Nicole Grabowski - CDHS
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Mental Health Hold Task Force

Gov. John Hickenlooper directed the Colorado Department of Human Services to create a task force to examine issues of concern around mental health holds in Colorado.  In June, CDHS Executive Director Reggie Bicha called for applicants to serve on the task force, and articulated a list of issues for the task force to address. Learn more here.

CDHS Performance Plan

CDHS annually prepares a performance plan to outline the goals and activities to be undertaken in the coming state fiscal year. Its contents are a reflection of the vision of the Department and the synthesis of the input received from staff, stakeholders and community partners, collected through a series of town hall and staff meetings, webinars and online surveys conducted throughout the summer. 

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