Assertive Community Treatment
Contact us for ACT technical assistance (fidelity evaluation, consulting & training). Click here.
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an evidence-based practice that
improves outcomes for people with severe mental illness who are most at-risk of homelessness, psychiatric crisis and hospitalization, and involvement in the criminal justice system. ACT is one of the oldest and most widely researched evidence-based
practices in behavioral healthcare for people with severe mental
ACT is a multidisciplinary team approach with assertive
outreach in the community. The consistent, caring, person-centered
relationships have a positive effect upon outcomes and quality of life.
People receiving ACT services tend to utilize fewer intensive, high-cost
services such as emergency department visits, psychiatric crisis
services, and psychiatric hospitalization. They also experience more
independent living and higher rates of treatment retention.
ACT & Integrated ACT-IDDT
Our Center provides technical assistance (consulting, training & fidelity evaluation) to behavioral healthcare organizations in Ohio and other states that are providing ACT services, plan to implement ACT services, and wish to integrate ACT with Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT), the evidence-based practice for people with severe mental illness and addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Our Center has provided technical assistance for ACT and integrated ACT-IDDT in
these states and the Netherlands:
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
STATE OF OHIO
We provide technical-assistance services (consulting and training) for ACT and ACT-IDDT to behavioral healthcare organizations in Ohio through our ACT Coordinating Center of
Excellence (CCOE) initiative, which is supported by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. We provide ACT fidelity evaluations with support from the Ohio Department of Medicaid.
consultants and trainers have been invited guest presenters about ACT
and integrated ACT-IDDT at numerous conferences and training events in
the United States. We have also presented at conferences and other
events in Spain and the Netherlands
RESOURCES & TOOLS
Recommended ACT resources produced by our Center:
+ More ACT resources in our database, including fidelity scales (click here).
Related resources from our Center to integrate with ACT:
- Susan D. Phillips,
Barbara J. Burns, Elizabeth R. Edgar, Kim T. Mueser, Karen W. Linkins,
Robert A. Rosenheck, Robert E. Drake, Elizabeth C. McDonel Herr (2001).
Moving Assertive Community Treatment Into Standard Practice. Psychiatric Services, v52, n6, p771-779.
- Gary R. Bond & Robert E. Drake (2015). The critical ingredients of assertive community treatment. World Psychiatry, v14, n2.
- Latimer, E. (1999). Economic impacts of Assertive Community Treatment: A review of the literature. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 44, 443-454.
S. & Bond, G. (1999). Does Assertive Community Treatment Reduce
Burnout? A Comparison with Traditional Case Management. Mental Health Services Research, 1(1), 31-45.
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