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Theme Teams


Doing the Right Work, the Right Way


Lean leader Tori Algee of the Children, Adults and Families Division participates in a Lean Rapid Process Improvement (RPI) training event

Four of the five Transformation Initiative themes have implementation teams at work. Implementation of the transformation theme focused on doing the right work the right way has a different structure. The Lean system of thinking is the primary tool DHS and OHA are using to "do the right work, the right way." The Transformation Office recruits, trains and supports Lean Leaders who work with each division and theme team to boost efficiency across DHS through process improvements.



Getting more with the Public Dollar


Vision Statement: Optimized sourcing of services and supplies across the agencies through coordinated procurement efforts for current service savings and upfront cost avoidance. Strategic and cross-divisional approach for similar purchases required by more than one division. Procurement vision for success is to reduce spend by $1.4 million.



Engaging with our Partners


Vision Statement: There is a strong spirit of collaboration and open communications channels between DHS, OHA and their partners. The agencies and their partners are working together to identify and implement best practices to improve service delivery, and are measuring success.



Developing People and Culture


Vision Statement: DHS and OHA have values-driven cultures that support staff in delivering the most effective health and human services to the people we serve and full accountability to partners and the public who supports the agencys' work. Enriching the diversity of culture means achieving the agency missions of working innovatively and creatively to assist all vulnerable Oregonians in being independent, healthy and safe, and supported by a workforce that reflects, understands and honors the diversity of its clients.



Working Together Across Divisions


Vision Statement: Divisions collaborate to solve the problems they have in common and provide seamless service. Projects requiring coordination across the entire department are done so in a manner that ensures important information is widely available, that each division's efforts are aligned with strategic goals, and that duplication of effort is avoided.