Advancing Integration

In 2012, DHS undertook the next step toward full integration by developing the Department of Human Services (DHS) Vision and Practice Model. The practice model is our conceptual map and organizational ideology describing the values and principles for integrated practice underlying our work and describing specific approaches and techniques used to achieve desired integration outcomes. It assures consistency and coordination not only across DHS but also across the network of partnering organizations that comprise our public human service system. Programs that built on the Practice Model took shape in 2013.