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.
We will be conducting person-centered quality reviews with a random sample of individuals who are receiving Home and Community Based Services in our region to help us collect information on quality and availability of services in our area. The data collected from these reviews will be compiled and analyzed to determine gaps in services in our area, as well as best practices in terms of Region 10 area services. We will use this information to make recommendations to the State Quality Council. We will also use the information to share best practices amongst Region 10 counties, and to facilitate learning and training surrounding person-centered thinking in regards to service availability and quality of services in our area.
Similar to the process and principles used previously in Region 10, we encourage you to join us in this meaningful endeavor, and actively participate in this new review process. We look forward to partnerships that enable continued improvement in person-centered outcomes and quality of life for individuals with disabilities at both the individual and system levels.
The Region 10 Quality Council is funded by the State of Minnesota, and is a partner with The Arc Southeastern Minnesota as its fiscal agent.
Region 10 RQC has been a part of many conferences and events in our efforts to advocate for Minnesotans 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
Mary Pieper: Chair
Dee Sabol: Vice Chair
Josh Burt, Matt Schoen, Emma Edwards, Lynnsey Standahl, Jodi Johnson, Harry Nevling, Beth Honecker, Anita Otterness, Leann Bieber, Linda Driessen, Marita Buehler, Ann Lazzara, Judy Young, Lisa Harrison-Hadler, Emily Miller, Shelly Maciujec, John Gamble, Lisa Harvey.