Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an evidence-based, team-delivered intensive mental health treatment model to support integrated care for individuals with serious psychiatric disability and foster community living and participation. Despite a strong evidence base, ACT delivery is time and resource intensive. Technology can improve care coordination and communication among team members and foster active treatment planning and engagement by clients.
The goal of this 3-year project is to leverage the successful technologies developed through the team’s NIDILRR-supported Development Center to Enhance Delivery of Evidence-Based Supported Employment with Technology (CSET) to create a technology platform, called ACT Together, to enhance ACT service delivery for consumers with serious psychiatric disability.
In the first year, the team will work with clients and clinician stakeholders to inform adaptation of the technology platform to support ACT service delivery. In Year 2, we will develop ACT Together using state-of-the-art, state-of-the-science, and industry standard user-centered processes with input from consumers and clinician team stakeholders. In Year 3, the digital platform will be evaluated in an implementation pilot in two community mental health settings to assess impact on service outcomes, clinician practice efficacy, and client perceived empowerment and care satisfaction.