For more than two years, CDHS has used a performance management system known as C-Stat to better focus on and improve performance outcomes. By measuring the impact of day-to-day efforts, CDHS and county human services departments have moved to an outcomes oriented and collaborative approach to affect change at every level. As we make our data more public we want to highlight counties that have made exceptional progress. Mesa County is a shining example of how collecting timely information and regularly assessing the effectiveness of strategies can improve the quality of services - keeping Colorado children safe and supporting healthy families.
I am so proud that we have launched this new public website to share county child welfare data. Colorado is one of only a few states to show child welfare data through an interactive site. We are also one of 11 states that have been working with the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare to collect real-time Results Oriented Management reports, better known as ROM reports, to track progress and measure success. Colorado is the first of this group working with KU to offer reports to the public in this way.
Through this weekly update we will share the same data and county strategies for success that we have been sharing with county partners for more than a year.