Asheville, NC – Danny Fulmer today announced that RHA Health Services (RHA) has been awarded the four-year Person-Centered Excellence Accreditation from CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership. This award confirms that the organization embraces person-centered solutions to improve the quality of life for people receiving supports and services.

RHA’s mission is to provide a safe and healthy environment where the people we support can live the life they choose.

“RHA has been accredited with CQL since 2001, making us one of the longest continuously accredited providers in the United States,” said Jeanne Duncan, RHA Chief Executive Officer. “I’m proud of the hard work and dedication of our team to ensure this important partnership continues.”

When RHA partnered with CQL to pursue accreditation, it undertook a rigorous process to review and improve supports and services. The efforts of RHA were focused on empowering the people who receive supports to pursue what really matters in their lives, and achieve their personally-defined outcomes.

RHA has been awarded CQL accreditation as a result of demonstrating proficiency in the following areas:
Basic Assurances® Ensuring fundamental safeguards related to health, safety and human security
Personal Outcome Measures® Supporting and empowering people to achieve their goals and dreams
Person-Centered Excellence Demonstrating organizational commitment to continued enhancement of systems

“CQL commends RHA Health Services for its success in increasing the quality of life for the people it supports. We are pleased to partner with them on this journey of ongoing organizational transformation,” states Mary Kay Rizzolo, president and CEO of CQL.

The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) is an international non-profit, virtual organization dedicated to the definition, measurement and improvement of personal quality of life. CQL’s vision is a world of dignity, opportunity and community for all people. Learn more about CQL by visiting: www.c-q-l.org

RHA Health Services helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health and substance use needs live their best lives. RHA focuses on intellectual & developmental disability (I/DD) services and supports to over 1,800 people in North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. RHA is one of the largest mental health and substance use support organizations in North Carolina, serving over 25,000 annually.

RHA has been accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) since 2001, and is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International.

RHA Health Services has an organizational commitment to helping people live the life they choose, by honoring each person’s dignity, independence, equitable treatment and full inclusion into the communities around them. We provide a holistic, person-centered approach to care guided by a system of values that puts the needs of the people we support at the center of every decision. www.rhahealthservices.org