Programs that achieve a 3-star rating will be assigned to Achieving Quality. The goal of this level is to provide support to help participants keep advancing their quality practices.
Achieving Quality programs will receive regular, on-site coaching visits to support their improvement efforts. Coaches will help set goals and put plans into place to reach those goals. Participants at the Achieving Quality levels will continue to work with their coaches to create quality improvement plans.
Achieving Quality programs will receive ongoing support from a specially trained health professional. CCHCs provide recommendations and technical assistance in areas like nutrition, physical activity, disease prevention and more.
Participants in the Achieving Quality level of support receive financial incentives annually, for up to two assessment cycles. Programs are able to make purchases for program quality improvements.
DES Family Home
DHS Group Home
Approximately every two years, programs will receive an assessment and star rating. Assessment defines a clear picture of each program—what is great and opportunities to do even better.
On-site assessment tools used to measure quality care: