Regional Quality Council

What do the Regional Quality Councils (RQCs) do?

Regional Quality Councils work with the State of Minnesota and the Department of Human Services.  We focus on improvements to services and supports for Minnesotans with disabilities statewide.  We make recommendations to State agencies and other key decision makers regarding disability services and supports.

The Regional Quality Councils:

  • Support efforts that drive overall systems and social change to promote inclusion of people who have disabilities in the state of Minnesota 
  • Improve person-centered outcomes in disability services  
  • Identify or enhance quality of life for people who have disabilities

Who are the Regional Quality Councils?

Council members include:

  • People with disabilities
  • Family members and friends
  • Advocates
  • Service providers
  • County and state agency representatives

How we do our work:

The RQCs work to improve the quality of services and supports for people with disabilities in their communities. Through research, outreach, and focus groups, community conversations, one to one interviews etc., Regional Quality Councils: 

  • Gather and review data on the quality of services and supports 
  • Develop quality improvement projects for programs statewide 
  • Review and evaluate informed decision-making processes 
  • Promote person-centered thinking and practices 
  • Share best practices and resources with organizations

Check out each RQC’s page for more information on quality improvement work!

Where are the Regional Quality Councils:

Currently, there are four Regional Quality Councils:

  • Arrowhead (Aitken, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Pine and St. Louis counties)
  • Metro (Hennepin, Scott, and Dakota counties)
  • Region 10 (Olmsted, Houston and Wabasha counties)
  • West Central (Clay, Grant, Otter Tail, Polk, and Pope counties)

The Arc Minnesota is the fiscal agent for the Metro, Region 10, and West Central RQCs.  The Arc Northland is the fiscal agent for the Arrowhead RQC.

Share Us!

Read and share our Regional Quality Council (RQC) Handout

Read and share our RQC General Brochure