Developmental Disabilities Quality Assurance

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What you need to know

What you need to know

Quality Management Strategy (QMS)

DHHS-DD has a quality management and improvement plan to promote and monitor quality of services and lives for participants. This was a result of Nebraska Revised State Statute §83-1209.

Since September 2017, DHHS-DD has given updates on quality activities.

QMS Reports

Participant Surveys

The Participant Experience Survey is conducted with participants to help DHHS-DD prioritize how to improve the quality of services.

National Core Indicators (NCI) 

The National Core Indicators (NCI) project is an effort by public DD agencies to measure and track performance. NCI is a collaboration between the National Association of State DD Directors and the Human Services Research Institute.

NCI offers an introduction video to explain surveys, who can participate, and how the information is used.

DHHS-DD began participating in NCI for the 2016-17 survey. Nebraska uses two surveys.  

Staff Stability Survey

This survey compares Nebraska's workforce data to other states. DHHS can measure improvements made by policy or programmatic changes. The online survey is filled out yearly by direct support employees of agency providers who serve adult participants.

Adult In-Person Survey

This survey assesses the quality of life for adult participants. The survey used to be called the Adult Consumer Survey.

DHHS-DD partners with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) to conduct this survey with randomly selected participants. MMI provides survey information on their website.

If you are an adult participant, or someone in your family receives services, you may be contacted. 

For information contact Brad Wilson, the Nebraska NCI Coordinator, at (402) 471-8728 or

NCI Reports

Visit the NCI website to view 

There is a new look for the 2018-19 NCI In-Person Survey National Report. With the release of the National Report, each of the 13 survey categories has its own report, so readers can easily find information.

All reports before 2018-2019 are also on the NCI website.