Module 1

Virginia Regional Quality Council Orientation

This module provides a general overview of Virginia’s Regional Quality Councils (RQCs) designed under a Settlement Agreement with the US Department of Justice to improve the lives of people with IDD in Virginia. Information in this module developed by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services (DBHDS) include the purpose of RQCs, expectations of council participants, the structure of the state quality improvement committee and quality management programs at the DBHDS, key performance areas to be addressed by DBHDS, and tools that council members may use to assist in reviewing data and identifying needs.

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For the latest contact list of DBHDS staff assigned to each Regional Quality Council, please email Katherine Means at

Module 1: General Orientation for Regional Quality Council Members (RQC)

Module 1: Transcript