When an audit is completed and a report is issued, auditees must provide the State Auditor with information regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year. Additionally, Senate Bill 1452 (Chapter 452, Statutes of 2006), requires auditees who have not implemented recommendations after one year, to report to us and to the Legislature why they have not implemented them or to state when they intend to implement them. Below, is a listing of each recommendation the State Auditor made in the report referenced and a link to the most recent response from the auditee addressing their progress in implementing the recommendation and the State Auditor's assessment of auditee's response based on our review of the supporting documentation.
|Recommendations to Legislature|
If state lawmakers desire Public Health to increase its efforts to address diabetes, they should consider providing state funding to aid in those efforts. For instance, the Legislature could provide funding to establish a grants specialist position to identify and apply for federal and other grants.
|No Action Taken|
|Recommendations to Public Health, Department of|
To increase its efforts to prevent and control diabetes, Public Health should develop a process for identifying and applying for federal funding opportunities, including routinely and proactively searching for grants. In addition, Public Health should seek funding for a grants specialist position to identify and apply for federal and other grants.
|Will Not Implement|
To ensure that staff responsible for diabetes prevention have adequate knowledge and skills, Public Health should ensure that it follows its recently developed process to track training related to diabetes prevention for all employees participating in this effort.