Mobilizing & Planning

Mobilizing & Planning

Fostering a framework for Collaboration

Fostering a framework for collaborations that lead to improvements in human services availability and delivery.

  • Children’s Coordinating Council: Engage public school and human service personnel in dialogue and action to improve outcomes for at-risk children and their families.
  • Continuum of Care on Homelessness: Engage more than 50 representatives from human service organizations, local government, schools, and faith community to respond to homelessness and poverty.
  • Drug and Alcoholism Council: Facilitate 25-member community council to support an array of services to respond to substance abuse.
  • Human Service Summit: Annually, convene providers, advocates, and policymakers to consider collective actions to build a healthy community.
  • Trauma Informed Care Task Force: Convene human service organizations and County departments for collective learning and support to build a trauma-informed community.

Measurable improvements in the health and human service system.

  • Reduce Poverty and Create Opportunity: Work in partnership with Johnson County Government to implement action strategies focused on employment, early learning, and the human service safety net.
  • Johnson County Health Equity Network (Housing Study/Housing Task Force): Build a network of health equity advocates to mitigate health inequity and improve health outcomes through collaboration.
  • Racial and Equity Inclusion: The Racial Equity and Inclusion (REI) Committee  determines how UCS will engage in the work of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
  • Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Title II Grant: UCS is the onsite facilitator for Johnson County Department of Corrections effort to implement the Burns Institute’s Intensive Site Engagement Model (ISE) within the juvenile justice system.