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CDHS Leadership to Set Out on Statewide Planning Tour

posted Sep 2, 2015, 3:35 PM by Nicole Grabowski - CDHS
July 31, 2015 (Denver) - The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) kicks off its CDHS 2015 Summer Planning Tour next week in an effort to engage with local communities throughout the state, talk about the department’s work, and solicit feedback.

The department’s executive director, Reggie Bicha, and members of the executive management team, will begin the tour Aug. 3 in Burlington with a planning session forum that is open to the public. CDHS will convene the public forum, deliver a presentation on findings and trends in human services throughout the state, and then pose questions to those in attendance to get feedback on the direction and delivery of human services. Topics of discussion will include aging and adult services; child welfare programs; early childhood care and learning; economic security programs; behavioral health services; and data and performance measures. From there the planning tour will move on to Lamar, La Junta, Alamosa, and Durango, all in the first week of August.

“We see this as a great opportunity to get out, meet some of our clients around the state, and get the feedback that is essential to ensuring the effective, efficient and elegant delivery of human and health services across Colorado,” said Bicha of the planning tour.

This is the fifth consecutive year that CDHS leadership has conducted summer tours throughout Colorado. The efforts have resulted in “collaboration between human services administrators and stakeholders, a more complete effort to plan strategically, and a more 
accurate course to achieve the Department’s goals for the future,” added Bicha.

The CDHS 2015 Summer Planning Tour stops include:

Kit Carson County
Monday, August 3 at 8 a.m.
Burlington Community Center, Rec Room 
340 South 14th Street
Burlington

Prowers County 
Monday, August 3 at 1:30 p.m. 
Prowers County Annex 
Mezzanine Room 
1001 South Main Street
Lamar

Otero County
Tuesday, August 4 at 8 a.m.
Inspiration Field 
Tiger Field Board Room
612 Adams Avenue
La Junta

La Plata County
Wednesday, August 5 at 10:30 a.m. 
Durango Public Library 
1900 East Third Avenue
Durango

Alamosa/San Luis Valley
Tuesday, August 4 at 1:30 p.m. 
Alamosa County Commissioner’s Chambers
8900 Independence Way 
Alamosa

Larimer County
Monday, August 17 at 9:30 a.m.
Larimer County Courthouse 
Offices Building
Hearing Room, 1st Floor
200 West Oak,
Fort Collins

Logan County
Monday, August 17 at 1:30 p.m.
Department of Human Services Building Colorado Room 
510 South 10th Street
Sterling

Douglas County
Monday, August 24 at 2 p.m.
Douglas County Events Center
500 Fairgrounds Drive
Castle Rock

Garfield County
Monday, August 31 at 11 a.m.
Garfield County Administration Building 
108 8th Street, 1st Floor
Glenwood Springs

Members of the media interested in covering any of the events or speaking with CDHS subject matter experts in person or remotely should contact Jesse Granger with CDHS Communications (email: jesse.granger@state.co.us or phone: 303-866-3411).

The CDHS 2015 Summer Planning Tour and efforts to engage local communities and incorporate feedback into organizational planning is in keeping with 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.
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Nicole Grabowski - CDHS,
Sep 2, 2015, 3:35 PM
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