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The Oregon Center of Excellence for Assertive Community Treatment (OCEACT) was created to promote and implement Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) as an evidence-based practice (EBP) throughout Oregon.

 

The primary goals of OCEACT are to:

    • Provide training and technical assistance.  OCEACT provides training and technical assistance to educate mental health service providers about the Assertive Community Treatment model.   OCEACT statewide trainers provide expert consultation to established and developing ACT teams.
    • Help programs achieve high fidelity to the ACT model and improve quality.  The OCEACT staff conducts annual fidelity reviews of ACT programs statewide.  OCEACT is a resource for current and future ACT teams interested in learning more about the ACT model and improving adherence to ACT principles.
    • Organize an annual ACT conference. OCEACT sponsors an annual statewide conference on ACT and other relevant evidence based practices in mental health treatment.
    • Measure and report statewide ACT program outcomes on a quarterly basis.  High fidelity ACT programs have been shown to reduce psychiatric hospitalization and utilization of acute care, improve housing stability, and improve quality of life for participants.  ACT programs report on a core set of participant outcomes to measure the impact of the ACT program across Oregon.
    • Educate and advise state and local policy makers. OCEACT staff meet regularly with representatives from the Oregon Health Authority and other stakeholders to share success stories, discuss implementation issues, program outcomes, and ways to best support high fidelity ACT model service delivery.