A soon-to-be published article in Psychiatric Services investigates the impact of a brief version of CTI (B-CTI) on the occurrence of psychiatric readmission of adults with serious mental illness.
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SMINET: Applying Evidence to Improve Care and Outcomes in Severe Mental Illness builds on an established multi-state consortium to increase uptake, on a broad scale, of selected evidence-based practices in the care of persons with severe mental illness that are particularly high-impact targets for improving long-term health outcomes. In this context, CTI is being promoted as a potential strategy to reduce the risk rehospitalization among high-risk patients following discharge from acute psychiatric treatment.
Project Director Mark Graham states, “Our program allows for our clinicians to assess clients and provide personalized treatment, so our clients get the intervention that is needed rather than something prescribed. We can address individual needs, and this results in a high level of buy-in and engagement.”
Representatives from the seven cities of the NIMH-funded RedeAmericas, including Sarah Conover, director of the CTI Global Network, attended the annual meeting last week at the University of Chile Salvador Allende School of Public Health in Santiago.
CACTI director Daniel Herman was the keynote speaker at the launch of a new initiative in North Carolina that will expand the use of CTI to multiple areas of the state.
The Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services has begun implementing CTI at three sites throughout the state.
New research suggests that residential and outpatient substance use treatment programs must play in active role in facilitating patients’ transition between levels of care in order to improve patient outcomes.
The NIMH-funded RedeAmericas regional network has added Cordoba, Argentina, as a third city to the ongoing CTI-Task Shifting (CTI-TS) pilot study that started in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Santiago, Chile.
A new CTI Implementation Self-Assessment tool is now available to help CTI teams to assess the degree to which their programs adhere to the practices and principles of the CTI model.
A new report highlights the successes of a large-scale implementation of CTI in Los Angeles’ Skid Row, which was run by The Downtown Women’s Center (DWC).