Oregon ACT Research & Outcomes

Assertive Community Treatment is one of the most effective evidence based practices in mental health treatment.  Over 30 years of research has demonstrated that high fidelity ACT programs reduce psychiatric hospitalization and utilization of acute care; increase housing stability; and improve quality of lives.

OCEACT staff have published about all the wonderful work ACT programs across Oregon have accomplished to implement high fidelity and recovery-oriented services. This article highlights some of the innovative strategies that Oregon has used to make ACT accessible to as many Oregonians as possible in urban, rural and frontier communities.

In 2017 and 2018, OCEACT conducted a statewide ACT program evaluation. Focus Groups and Surveys were done with ACT participants to discuss their ACT services. Check out some of the findings below.

Focus Groups Discussion Outcomes

2017-18 OCEACT ACT Program Evaluation: Focus Group Discussion Findings

Participant Survey Outcomes

Focus Group Survey Analysis PowerPoint

As part of the 2017 & 2018 ACT program evaluation initiative, OCEACT conducted interviews with ACT team leadership and community stakeholders to discuss the ways in which ACT teams collaborate services and coordinate care. In 2021, OCEACT published a paper that included findings from interviews with ACT teams and community medical providers.

  • Kerlinger, A., Herinckx, H. & Cellarius, K. Assertive Community Treatment Collaboration with Community Medical Providers. J. Psychosoc. Rehabil. Ment. Health 8, 261–272 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40737-021-00220-0