(Denver) - The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) recognized the Ouray County Department of Social Services on July 31, for its performance in delivering high quality human and health services during 2014.
Julie Krow, CDHS Deputy Executive Director of Community Partnerships, delivered a plaque to the Ouray County Social Services Director Carol Friedrich 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. Ouray County Social Services was a top performer for the state, meeting its goals 76.5 percent of the time in 2014.
“Ouray County has demonstrated that using timely data results in meaningful differences for the people in their community,” said Krow.
One example of a performance measure Ouray 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 Ouray County, this means reducing the likelihood of people in the community going hungry.
Ouray 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.