PACT also transitioned 228 of these 32 consumers to more independent housing

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PACT also transitioned 228 of these 32 consumers to more independent housing situations in that short time. 48 In well-implemented ACT programs serving high at-risk populations, ACT has been found in rigorous economic studies to be cost-effective, because the costs of ACT services are offset by hospitalization costs. 49 Because of the intensity of services, ACT is most cost-effective when targeted to individuals with the greatest service need, particularly those with a history of multiple hospitalizations. 50 OTHER Many governmental agencies and professional organizations have issued practice guidelines strongly recommending ACT as a fundamental element in the service system. In 1999, President Clinton directed the Health Care Financing Administration to authorize ACT as a Medicaid-reimbursable treatment. In 2000 the Surgeon General’s Report endorsed ACT as an essential treatment for severe mental illness. NAMI has made the dissemination of ACT throughout the United States a top priority. ACT has been instituted as the primary system of care for persons with severe mental illness in 13 states. The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration uses ACT services accessibility as one of three best-practice measures of a state’s mental health system. 51 47 Lattimer, June 1999 48 NAMI 2002 press release "PACT Program in Oklahoma Has Exceeded Expectations in Cost Saving and Quality of Care for the Severely Mentally Ill" 49 NAMI advocate 2003 50 Scott & Dixon, 1995b; Lehman & Steinwachs et al., 1998a 51 Page 62 of 215
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Experts convened by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation identified ACT as one of six evidence-based treatments for severe and persistent mental illness. 52 RESOURCES/FOR ADDITIONAL INFO ACT with teenagers ACT in a Rural Setting? Winter 2003 NAMI ADVOCATE Salkever D, Domino ME, Burns BJ, et al. Assertive community treatment for people with severe mental illness: the effect on hospital use and costs. Health Serv Res. 1999;34:577–601. 52 - TA_Center&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=8075 Page 63 of 215
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Family Psychoeducation DEFINITION Family psychoeducation is a method of working in partnership with consumers, families, and supporters to help them develop improved coping skills for handling problems posed by mental illness or behavioral disorders in their family and also skills for supporting the recovery of their loved one. It respects and incorporates individual, family, and cultural realities and perspectives. It is a flexible approach designed to adapt to the needs of the family. It focuses on presenting behaviors and discussion/recommendations, not specific treatment plan goals based on a formal evaluation. The main outcomes are to address
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