MO Quality Outcomes: A Guide for Individuals and Families

Recently, the Missouri Department of Mental Health Division of Developmental Disabilities announced that the Missouri Quality Outcomes have been revised and are available for immediate use as a guide to assist the user with facilitating discussion around key areas of importance to the individual and supporting their personal goals, dreams and other areas of interest to the individual that defines quality of life.

Check out the MO Quality Outcomes: A Guide for Individuals and Families, which was developed by the Division to help individuals and families understand the LifeCourse Framework, the changes to the Outcomes, and how the changes apply to the services they receive.

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The LifeCourse framework was instrumental in the revision of the Missouri Quality Outcomes, which hadn’t been updated in Missouri since 2000. Each outcome was lined up with a life domain from the LifeCourse.

The Division created a document with all of the outcomes, which are accompanied with a description of the outcome along with “talking points” that assist users in determining if the outcome has been met and identify areas for improvement. These “talking points” are not all inclusive, but are used to aid in conversation with the individual and family members when applicable.

You can look at the revised outcomes here:

View the old quality outcomes Discussion guide here:

Rachel is the Media & Design Specialist on the Family to Family team at the UMKC-Institute for Human Development, UCEDD. She completed her Master's in Public Administration with an emphasis in nonprofit management at UMKC. She is proud to say she is a second generation AmeriCorps member! Her passion is where social justice and technology meet. Her specialty is making projects, programs, and organizations look good.

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