New York State ACT Institute - The New York State ACT Institute mission is to provide training, support, and technical assistance to ensure the consistent and effective implementation and continued adherence to the practice of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and other Evidence Based Practices (EBP) by ACT teams in New York State. The ACT Institute is part of the Center for Practice Innovations, NYS Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization and is dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families.
SAMHSA'S National Mental Health Information Center - The SAMHSA Assertive Community Treatment Toolkit and other resources are available at this site. The Toolkit contains information sheets for all stakeholders, videos, and workbooks and manuals for practitioners.
OMH Evidence-Based Practice Web Page - OMH is dedicated to providing mental health services that are based on the best evidence available and improve outcomes and quality of life for people diagnosed with a mental illness. This link provides information about the OMH Evidence-Based Practices initiative.
Assisted Outpatient Treatment Reports (AOT) - New York State's AOT program was developed to ensure that individuals with mental illness, and a history of hospitalizations or violence participate in community-based services appropriate to their needs. This link provides information collected on AOT recipients.
OMH Balanced Scorecard - The OMH Balanced Scorecard allows anyone to view and assess the agency's progress toward achieving its strategic goals. The Scorecard uses up-to-date quantitative data to compare actual performance against specific measurable targets. Content areas include outcomes experienced by individuals served in the NYS public mental health system, results of public mental health efforts undertaken by OMH, and critical indicators of organizational performance.
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Self-Help and Peer Support - These OMH web pages provide an overview of self-help and peer support and links to resources in New York State. Self-help refers to methods that individuals use to help or improve themselves without assistance from others. Peer support refers to groups of people who share the common experience of having received a diagnosis of mental illness, who come together in order to provide each other with moral support, information, and advice.