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Title of Collaborative Activity:

Assisted Outpatient Treatment

Description of Collaborative Activity:

This collaboration supports the development and implementation of a rigorous and objective cross-site impact evaluation of an Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Grant Program for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness. The Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) has primary responsibility for the solicitation, management, and implementation of the evaluation contract in consultation with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ), an entity within SAMHSA that serves as a focal point for data collection, analysis, and the dissemination of critical public health data, will provide consultation on the cross-site evaluation of the AOT grant program. ASPE, in consultation with the NIMH, brings expertise in evaluation design and implementation that benefits SAMHSA in its priority of having a rigorous multi-site evaluation. The objective of the multi-site evaluation is to measure the effectiveness of the AOT programs in improving rates of appropriate health care utilization and reducing rates of incarceration, health care utilization, and homelessness for individuals with serious mental illness, and to identify key program components.

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Research Initiative

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