Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an evidence-based practice (EBP), which means that we have research to support that it works!
Research on ACT spans four decades, and most of the research existed before we had measures of program fidelity (i.e., a metric that indicates to what extent what was studied followed the key ingredients of the ACT model). There is also a range of topic-specific research relevant to ACT practice, such as research on integrated co-occurring substance use disorder Treatment and research on wellness management and recovery.
Learn More about research relevant to ACT through these resources – publicly available ACT-related research.
Study examining the Housing First model + ACT:
Study examining staff turnover on ACT:
Study examining hospitalization rates for people receiving ACT services in Norway:
Study examining hospitalization rates for people with co-occurring substance use receiving ACT services in Norway:
Cognitive behavioral social skills training within ACT:
Moving ACT towards medical homes:
Working with ACT service recipients who are parents: