Julie Krow, CDHS deputy executive director of community partnerships, delivered a plaque to the Dolores County Director Josiah Forkner for "C-Stat Distinguished Performance" during a director’s regional meeting held in Ridgway.
C-Stat is the Department’s performance management strategy that tracks more than 100 measures in real time across all programs in an effort to improve outcomes for all Coloradans. Counties are assessed on 21 performance measures. Dolores Social Services was a top performer for the state, meeting its goals 83 percent of the time in 2014.
“Dolores County has demonstrated that using timely data results in meaningful differences for the people in their community,” said Krow.
One of the performance measures Dolores County met was their timely processing of new adult financial applications. Timely processing of these applications for aid to those in need and disabled ensures that eligible Coloradans in Dolores County have needed access to the resources that increase their economic security.
Dolores County Department of Social Services’ outstanding performance 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.