Counties Matter in Human Services
There are over 257,000 county human services employees across the country delivering vital services to our nation’s most vulnerable populations.
Each year, counties invest $63 billion in federal, state and local dollars on human services while serving as the frontline social safety net. County human services provide critical supports that serve as a foundation for moving individuals, children and families out of poverty and improving their immediate and long-term health outcomes.
Human Services Systems Transformation
Human services transformation shifts the focus from program compliance to positive, whole family outcomes. By transitioning to a person or family-centered approach, counties can transform services and systems to help residents achieve economic mobility, housing stability and improved health and well-being.
Kareem Murphy, Intergovernmental Relations Director, Hennepin County, Minn.
Anthony Trotman, Deputy County Manager, Mecklenburg County, N.C.
Hon. Toni Carter, Commissioner, Ramsey County, Minn.
About the Network
The “Transforming County Human Services Network” brings together county human services agency leaders and appointed and elected officials who are responsible for shaping policies and systems driving public human services programs such as the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), child care assistance, housing and homelessness and child welfare programs.
This community of practice allows leaders to network and engage in peer learning and educational activities that promote innovative models and best practices for modernizing county-based human services systems.
- Gain access to resources and national experts;
- Learn best practice approaches;
- Engage in interactive discussions with peers;
- Exchange ideas on leading innovation; and
- Receive invitations to educational and peer learning events.