Gold Star Collaborative Mission

The Mission of the Gold Star Collaborative is to determine that applicable providers have met agreed upon Gold Star Shared Expectations. These expectations are above minimum compliance and correlate to quality services delivered to individuals with developmental disabilities in Stark County. Collaborative members also deliver suggestions, networking and peer mentoring to other community providers to promote and enhance the quality of the service delivery system.

Collaborative’s Objectives:

  • Increase family/guardian and individual satisfaction with services (National Core Indicators data)
  • Improvement of provider Direct Support Professional retention (provider annual turnover rate)
  • Identify system-wide changes & issues impacting individuals served and how providers can most effectively manage them in a positive manner.
  • Improve the quality of the service delivery system in Stark County through improved provider relations, increases in provider technical support available, and collaboration amongst providers, families, individuals receiving services and the county board.

Providers Meeting the Gold Star Shared Expectations


Please check each box to show that you have met each shared expectation, then attach documentation showing how the expectation has been met. 

Regulatory compliance, customer satisfaction survey, Employee Retention and Recruitment participation, and Incidents adversely affecting health and safety expectations will be verified through documentation by the Stark DD provider compliance unit.

Once confirmed these expectations have been met, a committee of current Gold Star Collaborative providers and county board staff will review the application with the applicant in order to approve or ask for additional information. This will give the applicant the opportunity to ask questions and receive peer guidance from providers that have already met the gold star shared expectations.

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