About the Taskforce

In early 2000, Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack designated the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) as Iowa’s lead agency to respond to Olmstead. Governor Vilsack called upon DHS to:

  • Report on Iowa’s current service system
  • Develop the “effectively working plan” recommended in Olmstead and the federal initiative

DHS convened a statewide steering committee, later given the name Iowa Olmstead Real Choices Consumer Taskforce, which worked to gather input that shaped the 2001 Iowa Plan for Community Development. More recently, the Taskforce worked with DHS and hundreds of stakeholders on the DHS Olmstead Plan for Mental Health and Disability Services.

For additional information about the Taskforce, read the Olmstead Consumer Taskforce bylaws.

Future Meeting Dates

Taskforce meetings are held once every two months at the Pleasant Hill Public Library, 5151 Maple Drive, Pleasant Hill, Iowa.

2016 Meeting Dates

  • January 8, 2016
  • March 11, 2016
  • May 13, 2016
  • July 8, 2016
  • September 9, 2016
  • November 4, 2016