National ACT Virtual Meetings & Discussion Forum to Address Impact of COVID-19
What is ACT?
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a multidisciplinary, team-based model that provides intensive community-based and outreach-oriented services to people who experience the most severe and persistent mental illness. The vast majority also have a co-occurring substance use disorder and many experience comorbid medical illnesses as well as homelessness. This is a vulnerable population and their providers – ACT teams – are at elevated risk themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ACT Team Members & Stakeholders Meeting Schedule
The Northwest MHTTC is partnering with the Institute for Best Practices at the University of North Carolina to host and facilitate regular meetings for ACT teams and ACT stakeholders on the first Monday of alternate months.
- Monday, November 1, 2021, 12:00-1:30 pm Pacific/3:00-4:30 pm Eastern: Topic TBA
Virtual Discussion Forum & Past Meetings
Visit the Virtual Discussion Forum which organizes information, resources, and strategies used across teams and hosts recordings of past meetings.
You can participate in the forum as a guest, or sign up as a member. Within the Discussion Forum are specific board topics:
- Support for ACT Service Recipients;
- Support for ACT Team Staff;
- Info and Updates: Federal Sources;
- Info and Updates: State and Local Sources; ACT Fidelity and COVID-19 Pandemic; and Words of Encouragement.
- Click on a board of interest to read existing threads, react to threads, or post new threads.
- You can also view recordings of prior meetings at this forum.
For more information or questions, contact:
|Lorna Moser, PhD, Director of the UNC ACT Technical Assistance Center in the UNC Department of Psychiatry’s Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health and Coordinator of the North Carolina ACT Coalition.|
|Maria Monroe-DeVita, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine and Director of the Washington State Center of Excellence in First Episode Psychosis.|