Third Annual Business Plan Released by DHHS, Gov. Ricketts

July 11, 2018 - 4:08pm

Governor Pete Ricketts and the Department of Health and Human Services have released their third annual business plan of priority initiatives for the upcoming year.

The 2018-2019 fiscal year plan includes 18 different initiatives compared to just 15 from last year. There are 11 policies that are continued projects from last year.

Governor Ricketts is excited about the upcoming opportunities with the plan after seeing the progress of previous plans.

“We offered as many services this past year as the previous 5 years combined. So if you look across all of our different agencies, we have made great improvements and are showing that in outcomes for the people we serve,” Ricketts said.

CEO of the Department of Health and Human Services, Courtney Phillips says the agency is always looking to improve on its policies but has done well with the recent business plans.

“We continue to identify things that we can work on, but I hope you can see our demonstrated success and our commitment to serve those in the state of Nebraska,” Phillips said.

The new plan highlights improvements toward addressing opioid abuse in Nebraska, creating safer communities for our state’s youth, improved birth rates and more.

There will be a heavy focus on prevention and increasing operating efficiencies and improvements throughout a number of areas in the state. Details of the plan can be found at the Department of Health and Human Services webpage.

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