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Human Services

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  • Phone: 970-328-8840 

    551 Broadway
    P.O. Box 660
    Eagle, Colorado 81631
    Phone: 970-328-8840

    El Jebel
    0020 Eagle County Drive, Suite E
    El Jebel, Colorado 81623
    Phone: 970-328-9586 
    Office closed 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    Fax: 970-328-8829
    (all locations)

Eagle County recognized by Colorado Department of Human Services for outstanding performance

Contact: Megan Burch, Director of Human Services, 970-328-8815, 

July 31, 2020 - The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) has recognized Eagle County for 2019 C-Stat Distinguished Performance. The county’s outstanding performance efforts were tied to programs that include helping more local families move toward a stronger economic future by connecting Coloradans with meaningful work opportunities and workforce development programs, delivering crucial food and energy assistance in a timely manner and keeping vulnerable adults and children safe.

“We believe in being people-first, and it clearly shows that Eagle County lives that out every day,” said CDHS executive director Michelle Barnes. “Eagle County is leading the way as a top performer by delivering fast and consistent services, helping residents find resources and meet the needs of their families. Through C-Stat, we’re better measuring our impact and constantly improving the services provided to Coloradans.”

C-Stat is a performance management tool that allows CDHS to better focus on and improve performance outcomes that enhance people’s lives. The Distinguished Performance Award recognizes counties that are timely, safe, and accurate in work and meeting goals. Counties that meet their goals are more likely to be meeting the needs of individuals and families in their community, and more likely to have higher completion rates of applications. 

“We are proud of the work Human Services staff continues to perform on behalf of Eagle County residents,” said Commissioner Jeanne McQueeney. She also noted that this is the sixth time the department has received the award since 2013.

In all, 19 counties received a 2020 C-Stat Distinguished Performance Award. Other counties identified as distinguished performers were (in alphabetical order):

Clear Creek
El Paso

About C-Stat
C-Stat is a performance-based analysis strategy that allows every program within the Colorado Department of Human Services to better focus on and improve performance outcomes. By identifying areas of focus, CDHS determines what is working and what needs improvement. By measuring the impact of day-to-day efforts, we are able to make more informed, collaborative decisions to align our efforts and resources to affect positive change.