Editor's Note: This story first appeared on October 25, 2010. It has been updated with more details about the Franklin County IDDT-ACT-SE initiative.
Columbus, OH—The Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board of Franklin County received the "2010 EBP Champion Award" from the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western University on Wednesday, October 13 at the Center's EBP Conference, which was held at the Columbus Convention Center.
IMPLEMENTING THREE EBPs
This new EBP award was presented to the ADAMH Board of Franklin County for its leadership and innovation in sponsoring a county-wide effort to implement three evidence-based practices in a single initiative. Collaborations among many service systems and organizations made the initiative possible. Four specialty teams at community-based organizations implemented the following EBPs simultaneously:
- Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT)
- Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
- Supported Employment (SE)
DATA ANALYSIS & OUTCOMES
A service utilization analysis conducted by the Board revealed that consumers who received services from the combined IDDT-ACT specialty teams experienced a reduction in psychiatric hospitalization, crisis services, and residential services, which translated into a significant savings for the Franklin County system.
The Franklin County Board and the IDDT-ACT specialty teams received technical assistance (consulting and training) from a collaboration between the Ohio Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Coordinating Center of Excellence (an initiative of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices) and the Ohio Coordinating Center for Assertive Community Treatment.
EBP CONFERENCE 2010
For more information about our Center's EBP Conference 2010, read the review (Click here).
Editor's note: A story about the Franklin County initiative and EBP Champion Award had appeared on this page of the Franklin County ADAMH Board website. The story is no longer available.