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.


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 through recovery oriented practices.  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.
    • Innovate and evaluate ways to uphold ACT principles and align with recovery orientated care.Incorporating the voices of individuals with lived experience of mental illness is central to all aspects of our work.  We have a true commitment to recovery-oriented care in action and practice, not just in language.
    • Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and InclusionDiversity of culture, identity, experience, and thought are honored and respected.  We seek out a variety of perspectives to enrich and improve the quality of our technical assistance and ensure ACT and SE services are centered in values that promote equality, inclusion and empowerment.  
    • 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.