DDD has a quality management and improvement plan to promote and monitor quality of services and lives for waiver participants. This was a result of Nebraska Revised State Statute §83-1209.
Since September 2017, DDD has given updates on quality activities.
The Participant Experience Survey is conducted with participants to help DDD prioritize how to improve the quality of services.
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.
DDD began participating in NCI for the 2016-17 survey. Nebraska uses two surveys.
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.
This survey assesses the quality of life for adult participants. The survey used to be called the Adult Consumer Survey.
DDD 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 Brad.Wilson@Nebraska.gov.
Visit the NCI website to view reports