Region V: Organizational Consulting
Region V Systems (Region V) is the legislatively-designated authority responsible for planning, coordinating, and contracting for publicly-funded behavioral health services in the 16-county region in southeast Nebraska. The Public Policy Center consulted with Region V to assist them in developing greater internal capacity for continuous quality improvement, particularly in the area of outcomes-focused measurement. The Center summarized the literature about continuous quality improvement, assisted in hiring new data-focused staff position, provided training to staff, facilitated staff prioritization meetings, and created a plan for data analyses. As a result, Region V now has greatly expanded data capacities within a vision of continuous quality improvement.