(Assertive Community Treatment)
Background Information on the ACT model
Getting our ACT Together: Assertive Community Treatment for the Seriously Mentally Ill in Iowa
The intent of this paper is to familiarize stakeholders with the ACT model and its development in Iowa and to encourage discussion about increasing the availability of ACT in Iowa. (Nov 2010)
is an ACT program?
Describes what it is, why it is important, its goals and
in Iowa: Progress and Challenges (updated
presentation (Power Point)
Supported and adopted by National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, authored primarily by Debra Allness and Wiliam Knoedler, most recently revised
June 2003. A key resource for developing as well as existing teams.
Program locations by state
does ACT work in a rural setting?
about rural area ACT programs.
A review of the evidence base for its effectiveness
is a concise review and meta-analysis of more than two decades
of research on ACT outcomes.
phone numbers for Iowa ACT programs:
Center ACT, Cedar Rapids (319) 398-3562
Program, Fort Dodge (515) 576-7712
Golden Circle ACT, Des Moines (515) 241-0982
Family Services ACT, Council Bluffs (712) 435-5350
IMPACT, Iowa City (319) 356-1754
Getting our ACT Together: Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) for the Seriously Mentally Ill in Iowa
Information about ACT in Iowa, including a cost study, clinical outcomes, implementation challenges, and recommendations (November 2010).
IPTV Highlight Assertive Community Treatment in Program
of Iowa ACT Standards
standards do not vary significantly from the recently revised
version of the National Program Standards for ACT Teams
(Allness and Knoedler, 2003), which are widely held to be
the gold standard for successful ACT teams. Some minor changes
were made for the Iowa standards which are highlighted in
version of quarterly outcomes being collected by all Iowa
ACT teams (version
is an excel document that defines 16 outcome measures that
reflect target goals of ACT. It is based on recommended
outcomes from the SAMHSA
ACT resource kit. A data entry form is provided
that can be downloaded electronically or printed out in
hard copy for data entry.
Opportunities for ACT providers
Good training opportunities for ACT providers listed below:
SAMI (Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Coordinating Center