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Title of Collaborative Activity:

Assisted Outpatient Treatment for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness

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 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, provides consultation on the cross-site evaluation of the Assisted Outpatient Treatment 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 initial Phase I Implementation Evaluation was completed in FY 2017. Results of the Implementation Evaluation were used to inform the design and data collection plan for the Phase II Outcome Evaluation, which began in FY 2019.

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Research Initiative

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