Technical Assistance and Quality Improvement (TAQI) Work Group

The TAQI workgroup of the CCC is charged with supporting the provision of data-driven, integrated and coordinated approaches to technical assistance for the CMHS System of Care communities that effectively integrate continuous quality improvement (CQI) principles and practices.

Member Responsibilities and Expectations

Members of the TAQI are expected to:

  • Attend monthly TAQI conference calls;
  • Review materials distributed prior to calls in order to ensure thoughtful discussion and meaningful contribution;
  • Bring their expertise and experience to the table to support the formulation of new ideas or initiatives that are in support of our charge;
  • Participate in discussions regarding current initiatives underway to ensure the group is actively engaging in CQI and promoting others to do the same;
  • Serve as a liaison between their organization or community and the group to seek broader input and buy-in for TAQI priorities and areas of focus.

Current Membership

Regenia Hicks (Co-chair), Jody Levison-Johnson (Co-chair), Katrina Bledsoe, Nancy Callahan, Jennifer Dewey, Toni Dubrino, Holly Echo-Hawk, Ivonn Ellis-Wiggan, Michele Herman, Maria Rodriguez, and Diane Sondheimer

Representatives are needed from the Systems Change Workgroup, Research Workgroup, the Family/Youth Workgroup, and the Cultural and Linguistic Competence Workgroup.

Meeting Schedule

The TAQI meets on the 2nd Friday of the month from 3:00–4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Current Work Plan

  1. The TAQI will be engaging in a CQI process for the Single Coordinated TA Plan process that was rolled out to new communities early in 2009.
  2. The TAQI will also be serving in an advisory capacity to the National Evaluation Team on the Getting to Outcomes and CQI Progress Report initiatives.
  3. The TAQI will be working to support the technical assistance needs and CQI process that emerge from the Systems Change workgroup through their efforts on taking Systems of Care to scale.