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California Department of Healthcare Services

DHCS Strategic Plan and Implementation Plan

The Department of Health Care Services (Department, DHCS) is pleased to release the Department of Health Care Services Strategic Plan.  DHCS’ Strategic Plan includes the mission, core values, vision, goals and objectives of the Department. The Strategic Plan will serve as a roadmap for DHCS’ short- and long-term work through 2011. A component of the DHCS Strategic Plan is an Implementation Plan which outlines the activities the Department will undertake to meet its goals and objectives.

California is facing significant fiscal challenges which are affecting all State residents and State programs.  DHCS will use the Strategic Plan to prioritize work efforts during these difficult times. These challenges may delay the Department’s progress on achieving the goals and objectives outlined in the Strategic Plan, however, they do not change the Department’s fundamental commitment to preserving and improving the health status of all Californians. 

Later this fall, the Department will hold informational meetings for interested stakeholders in the following locations: Sacramento, Oakland, Fresno, Los Angeles, San Bernardino or Riverside, and San Diego. Meeting dates and times will be posted on DHCS’ website by November 28 and will also be sent to individuals who are currently on the DHCS stakeholder distribution list. To join the stakeholder distribution list, please visit http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/Pages/DHCSListServ.aspx.

The Department also welcomes your written comment on the Strategic Plan and Implementation Plan.  DHCS has established a dedicated email inbox (StrategicPlan@dhcs.ca.gov) to receive comments and questions about the Strategic Plan. The Department will review comments received and will post on the DHCS website answers to commonly asked questions.

Thank you for your continued interest in the Department of Health Care Services - we look forward to your valuable feedback on the DHCS Strategic and Implementation Plans.