Meet the CII Team

Monroe County is working with the Community Integration Initiative (CII) team to assist in the facilitation of this project. CII is staffed by TogetherNow.

TogetherNow: Community guides us. Connection drives us.

TogetherNow was chosen as our partner in this work for their expertise in facilitating a Human-Centered Design process, as well as their current work across a diverse network of committed providers and community members to put people at the center of care in an interconnected system of education, health, and human services.

Contact Us

To get in touch with the CII team, call 585-242-6581 or email us at [email protected]

Subcontracted Partners

The American Public Human Services Association (APHSA)

The American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization representing state and local health and human service agencies. APHSA’s Organizational Effectiveness (OE) Team partners with health and human Services at all levels – systems, organizations, departments, and individuals – facilitating results towards the agency’s desired vision. The OE team has experience with over 140 projects with federal, state and local Health and Human Services (HHS). 

As a contracted partner for the CII, the Organizational Effectiveness Team supports the project’s change management activities using the Human Services Value Curve framework.

APHSA’s OE Team is at the forefront of translating the lens of the Human Services Value Curve into practice and application around the country. The Human Services Value Curve is a framework for public-sector transformation used for improving human services outcomes, value and legitimacy. Through the CII, a workgroup of DHS staff and leadership will be trained to apply the lens of the Value Curve in their work. Visit for more information.

The Design Management Institute (DMI)

The Design Management Institute (DMI) is the premier non-profit organization that connects, promotes, and elevates the role of Design, Design Management and Design Innovation in business, culture, and society across the globe. DMI “brings together innovators, educators, researchers, and leaders from every design discipline, every industry, and every corner of the planet to facilitate transformational organizational change and design driven innovation.”

As a contracted partner for the CII, the Design Management Institute provides consultation and training on the model and tools of Human-Centered Design.

Human-Centered Design is a unique approach to problem-solving which starts with the people you’re designing for and ends with new solutions that are tailor made to suit their needs. Through the CII, a workgroup of DHS staff and community members will be trained to apply Human-Centered Design methods to co-design future stages of the project, including prototypes and pilots. Visit for more information.