The Region 10 Regional Quality Council is a group of people working together to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. This region serves Houston, Olmsted and Wabasha counties.
The Region 10 Quality Council was developed in Fall 2016 and is a group consisting of 22 members that include individuals with disabilities, family members, service providers, county representatives, advocates, and community members. The overall purpose of the Region 10 Quality Council is to develop a continuous quality improvement system so that individuals with disabilities have the services and supports they need, when and where they need them, so they can live the life they choose in their community. This involves focus on quality at both the individual, regional and statewide levels.
The RQC will establish regional priorities for quality improvement based on regional strengths and needs as identified by the community, and determine a focus area for implementation.
Regional priorities are informed and directed by the needs and desires of persons with disabilities in each region. Our primary goals are to:
- Improve services and supports for people with disabilities through quality improvement projects.
- Review and evaluate informed-decision making processes.
- Promote person-centered thinking and practices.
- Create system-wide change by sharing best practices and resources.
- Report to the Department of Human Services and regional stakeholders with findings and recommendations to improve quality of services.
We will accomplish these goals by:
- Connecting with the community through listening sessions, focus groups and informational interviews.
- Collaborating with community partners to include all voices in the disabilities community.
- Gathering and reviewing data on the quality of services and supports for people with disabilities.
- Monitoring different systems that shape the quality of life for people with disabilities.
- Creating and sharing resources for different audiences.
- Attending conferences and trainings to learn new ways of improving the quality of services and supports for people with disabilities.
Region 10 Quick Facts
Q: What is the Region 10 Quality Council?
A: The role of the Region 10 Quality Council is to work collaboratively with participating counties (Olmsted, Wabasha, Houston), stakeholders, and partners to monitor and improve the quality of services, person centered outcomes and overall quality of life for individuals with disabilities, at both the individual and system level.
Q: Who is the Region 10 Quality Council?
A: The Region 10 Quality Council is inclusive of individuals with disabilities, families, service providers, community members, and government agencies:
- Individuals Receiving Services – 5 members
- County Representatives – 1 member is appointed from each of the three participating counties (Olmsted, Wabasha, Houston)
- Family and Advocacy – 4 members
- Service Providers – 4 members
- Community Members – 4 members
- Local DHS Representative
- Office of Ombudsman Representative
Region 10 Regional Quality Council Team
Region 10 Regional Quality Council Manager
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Region 10 Regional Quality Council Coordinator
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Members of the Region 10 Regional Quality Council
Judy Young: Chair Lisa Harvey: Vice Chair
Josh Burt, Emma Edwards, Carolyn Olson, Kayla Meyer, Beth Honecker, Leann Bieber, Dee Sabol, Linda Driessen, Marita Buehler, Judy Young, Emily Miller, Lisa Harvey, Jacob Schuller, Rylee Roshon, Shelly Rohe, Wade Oldenberg and Than Boutelle.