What is the DHS case competition?
Each year, the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) hosts a competition for local graduate students that challenges interdisciplinary teams to solve a problem in local government.
What information is available?
Yearly reports, below, describe the case topic and students’ proposed solutions. A short video explains the event.
- 2022: Innovating in the Aftershock of COVID-19: A Post-Pandemic Local Government Playbook
- 2019: Human Service Delivery in the Gig Economy
- 2018: Emerging Technologies to Address Human Service Problems
- 2017: Rethinking Human Services Delivery
- 2016: Improving Systems to Help People with Barriers Gain and Sustain Employment
- 2015: Making Transportation Work: Creating Access and Ensuring Equity
- 2014: Pathways to Safe and Affordable Housing for People Involved in the Human Services System
- 2013: Building a Human Services Workforce for the 21st Century
- 2012: Addressing Suburban Poverty and Those Affected by It
- 2011: Reducing Stigma among Individuals with Serious Mental Illness
- 2010: Pittsburgh Public Schools and the Pathways to the Promise
- 2009: Building the Homewood Children’s Village
- 2008: Greening DHS
- 2007: The Future of DHS