King County Refreshes Data Impact Dashboard with a Deeper Look at DCHS Programs and Initiatives  

DCHS provides equitable opportunities for people to be healthy, happy, and connected to community. DCHS annually administers more than $1 billion in public funds to ensure King County residents can access a broad range of services, including behavioral health treatment, housing, child care resources, education and employment opportunities for youth and young adults, veterans services, senior supports, and remove barriers for those with developmental disabilities. Together, these efforts strengthen our communities and build partnership with organizations large and small across the region. 

This newly updated department-wide dashboard now includes the Behavioral Health and Recovery Division and the Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Supports Division, along with department initiatives: Best Starts for Kids (BSK), MIDD Behavioral Health Sales Tax (MIDD), and the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL).  The DCHS dashboard is key in monitoring our impact in communities. Through this tool you can see who participates in programs and activities, geographic distribution of services, and how people access services. This provides a one-stop-shop for data and evaluation, reports, data dashboards, and stories on DCHS investments.  

The Performance Measurement and Evaluation team will continue to expand on the dashboard each year and bring in more initiatives led by the department. DCHS remains committed to and grateful for our many partnerships with community organizations to make these outcomes possible. 

By 2025, the DCHS dashboard will include information from all five DCHS divisions, and provide a robust tool to inform action, assess progress, and coordinate human services efforts and areas of opportunity around King County.