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Routt among 13 Colorado counties praised for their delivery of human services

Steamboat Pilot & Today

— Routt County and its Department of Human Services were among 13 counties receiving recognition from the state of Colorado June 7 for meeting a high standard in terms of their responsiveness to human support programs that help improve the daily lives of its citizens.

Colorado Department of Human Services Executive Director Reggie Bicha complimented the counties for eclipsing the 75 percent benchmark for a set of goals called C-stat, which measures counties’ levels of responsiveness to their residents’ needs in areas including low-income energy assistance, food assistance, child support services and others.

“These counties are leaders in using timely data to improve outcomes for the people they serve in their communities,” Bicha said in a news release, released during the Colorado Counties Inc. Summer Conference held in Steamboat Springs. County Commissioners, including Routt’s, and human-services employees statewide were in attendance.

Counties surpassing the 75 percent threshold included: Sedgwick (86.1), Washington (84.7), Jackson (82.9), Rio Blanco (82.5), Phillips (81.2), San Miguel (81.1), Boulder (79.7), Pitkin (78.5), Yuma (78.4), Crowley (76.3), Eagle (76.2), Douglas (75.9) and Routt (75.8).

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