Did you know?! The Center for Evidence-Based Practices 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. The Center has provided technical assistance for ACT and integrated ACT-IDDT in over 13 states and the Netherlands. The Center also develops and disseminates free educational resources and tools that support and promote the implementation of ACT by translating knowledge from research to practices—from the university to the community.
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an evidence-based practice that improves outcomes for people with severe mental illness who are most at-risk of 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 illness.