August 6, 2015 (Denver) – The Kiowa County Department of Social Services was recognized Aug. 3 by the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) for its performance in delivering high quality human and health services during 2014.
Reggie Bicha, CDHS executive director, delivered a plaque to the Kiowa County Commissioner Donald Oswald, Social Services Department Director Dennis Pearson, and the Kiowa County Social Services team for "C-Stat Distinguished Performance" during an award presentation held in Eads.
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. Kiowa County Social Services was a top
performer for the state, meeting its goals 82.8 percent of the time in 2014.
“Kiowa County has demonstrated that using timely data results in meaningful differences for the community,” Bicha said.
One example of the performance measures Kiowa County met was timely processing of new food assistance applications. Timely processing of new applications ensures eligible Coloradans have access to needed financial assistance for food. For Kiowa County, this means reducing the likelihood of people in their community going hungry.
Kiowa 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.