Tennessee DIDD Network Accreditation
The Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD), has achieved Person-Centered Excellence Network Accreditation, by CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership. DIDD is the first state system to be accredited in the United States, with a focus on intellectual and developmental disabilities.
"This is the first-ever statewide network accreditation awarded by CQL."
- Cathy Ficker Terrill
Former President & CEO, CQL
In August 2012, DIDD and CQL began a partnership for a three-year process to improve the quality of life for people receiving supports and services. Through collaboration, evaluation and data analysis utilizing CQL's Basic Assurances® and Personal Outcome Measures®, DIDD is enhancing its service delivery system.
“What’s most important in this journey isn’t the ‘accreditation’ label. It is truly about ensuring what we do is what people we support really want, not just what we think they want.”
- Debra Payne
On January 22, 2015, DIDD received formal recognition from CQL, for Person-Centered Excellence Network Accreditation. After years of evaluation, hundreds of Personal Outcome Measures® interviews and dozens of organizational reviews, CQL is honored to highlight the success of this unprecedented undertaking. This is an achievement to celebrate!
“It has given us self independence and for everyone it will benefit their lives.”
Photos From THE RECOGNITION CEREMONY ON JANUARY 22, 2015:
(courtesy TN DIDD)