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Evidence-Based Best Practices

Practice Improvement Steering Committee

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH), Mental Health and Substance Abuse Administration, launched an Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) initiative in 2004. The initial purpose of the initiative was to improve the practices used by the public mental health system to assist adults with serious mental illness with recovery. MDCH established a Steering Committee, made up of representatives from the Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans (PIHPs), major state universities, advocacy organizations, consumers, and MDCH staff, charged with developing a strategy for disseminating evidence-based practices.
Practice Improvement Steering Committee

Additional Resources

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a community-based approach to comprehensive assertive team treatment and support for adults with serious mental illness. Services are targeted to a specific group of individuals with serious mental illness, ACT team members share responsibility for the individuals served by the team, the staff to consumer ratio is at least 1:10, the range of ACT treatment and

Family Psycho Education

family psycho education

Michigan Medication Algorithm

Michigan medication algorithm

Supported Employment

supported employment