ACT Assertive Community Treatment

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a community-based and mobile team intervention designed for people with behavioral health challenges and at risk for hospitalization, involvement with the justice system and homelessness. ACT in New York uses the transitional care framework to structure the work of the team:


  1. Engaging & envisioning life goals;

  2. Engaging in wellness self-management; and

  3. Integrating with the community


Needs change as people move through life and as such, a treatment approach that has flexibility and adaptability to the individual need at a given time is necessary. Rehabilitation services, core evidence-based practices and tools are used by the ACT Team to facilitate and support growth towards community integration.



For more information on the History of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), please click here.

Learn more about The ACT Institute

What is The ACT Institute?

The ACT Institute is at the Center for Practice Innovations (CPI) and provides training, support and consultation to Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) providers across New York State. Our training curriculum is based on national evidence-based practice consortium stand- ards and modifications to these standards as developed by the New York State Office of Mental Health. Training is delivered online (self-paced), via in-person, and distance- learning modalities. Our trainers include both faculty and staff of the ACT Institute and CPI.

For more information about the ACT Institute, please contact us at


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27 Jan 2022 ACT Team Nurses' Support Call 1/27/2022 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

ACT Team Nurse Support Call

ACT Institute created the bi-weekly support call for ACT Team Nurses on the front lines working with participants and doing their best to deliver much needed services during these unprecedented, challenging times.

The call will be moderated by David Lowenthal, MD, JD and Luis Lopez, MA, MS from ACT Institute   


Please click here to register


For more information about the support call, contact David Lowenthal, MD, JD (


We also encourage joining the ACT LISTSERVES to ask questions and exchange information amongst each other on how best to support ACT Participants and your Team during this time. To join the ACT Institute LISTSERVE or the ACT MD/LPN/RN LISTSERVE, email 

3 Feb 2022 ACT Peer Specialist Support Call 2/3/2022 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

ACT Peer Specialist Support Call

Mya Haley, Peer Trainer  Implementation Specialist, hosts a Peer Specialist Support Call the 1st  Thursday of each month (exceptions will be announced) to connect, discuss experiences and plan for what would be most supportive for the Peer Specialist Role moving forward. 


Click here to register


Please reach out to Elizabeth Haley at with suggestions for call topics or to discuss your work and how the ACT institute can support

7 Feb 2022 ACT Team Leader Support Call 2/7/2022 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

ACT Team Leader Support Call

Pascale Jean-Noel, Director of Training, hosts a Team Leader Support Call the first Monday of each month (exceptions will be announced). This call time provides an open forum for team leaders and/or Administrators to ask questions or raise concerns relevant to the team leader role on ACT. 

Questions and discussions can include: 

  • Team training
  • Community visits
  • Treatment plans
  • Transition
  • Administrative issues
  • Accessing the LMS

The call is held on Zoom. Information distributed from the ACTinst Calendar prior to each call.

9 Feb 2022 ACT Program Assistant Support Call 2/9/2022 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

ACT Program Assistant Support Call​

The ACT Institute now provides a quarterly ACT Program Assistant Support Call facilitated by Krystal Ayala (she/her), Coordinator for ACT Institute.

The support call creates a space for Program Assistants to discuss experiences, challenges, and best practices across ACT Teams. 

Please click here to register.





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