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Modified Assertive Community Treatment 2004-2009

The following program description provides a brief introduction to treatment services we are currently evaluating as part of the Modified Assertive Community Treatment program in Memphis Tennessee: Introduction The project combines evidence-based core principles of Assertive Community Team (ACT) (Phillips, 2001), integrated treatment (Drake et al., 2001), and Essential Service System Components for ending chronic […]

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Expansion of an Integrated Treatment Program for Multi-Diagnosis and High-Risk Populations

A brief introduction and background description of treatment services we are currently evaluating as part of our project “Expansion of a Multi-Diagnosis Treatment Program: Integrated Recovery Management Model for Ex-offenders with Co-Occurring Mental Illness, Addictive Disorders, and HIV Seropositive or High Risk Status”: Introduction Despite abundant data supporting the tangling of co-occurring substance abuse and […]

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Introduction to Evaluation Projects

Evaluation of Integrated Treatment Services for individuals with Co-occurring Disorders A series of evaluation studies conducted over the last 10 years by Foundations Associates and DDM have consistently provided successful treatment outcomes for individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. A growing body of research has consistently documented the impact and efficacy of […]

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Jail Diversion Final Report

[CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL FINAL REPORT] Executive Summary The Shelby County jail diversion project provided a successful strategy for identifying and developing appropriate diversion plans outlining linkage to necessary community treatment services and resources. Through a collaborative planning process with criminal justice and community stakeholders, individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use […]

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Housing Within Reach Final Report

[CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ENTIRE REPORT] Executive Summary Housing Within Reach (HWR) is a project of the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (TDMHDD). This project was made possible through funding awarded from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Real Choices Systems Change federal grant program. Originally awarded in 2001, […]

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Residential Integrated Treatment Program Evaluation 2001 – 2004

Contract Information Dates of Service October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2004 Grant Number TI-12840 Project Name Expansion of Davidson County Dual Diagnosis Services – Development of a Dual Diagnosis Diversionary Program for Nonviolent Felony Offenders Program Director Janet Hobson Service Provider Foundations Associates Michael Cartwright, Executive Director   Project Purpose The intent of the […]

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Expansion and Enhancement of Davidson County Dual Diagnosis Service Capabilities

Contract Information Dates of Service: October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2004 Grantee Federal Identification Number: T1-12720 Project Name: Expansion and Enhancement of Davidson County Dual Diagnosis Service Capabilities Principal Investigator: Scott Orman Project Location: Foundations Associates; Nashville, Tennessee Dual Diagnosis Management; Nashville, Tennessee Michael Cartwright, Executive Director Project Purpose Foundations Associates (FA) responded to […]

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Expanded Capacity of a Transitional Living Facility

Contract Information Dates of Service: October 1, 1998 through September 30, 2001 Grantee Federal Identification Number: 5 H79 TI11571-03 (B&D ID #010) Project Name: Expanded Capacity of a Transitional Living Facility Principal Investigator: Pam Sylakowski Evaluator: Thomas W. Doub, Ph.D. Project Location: Foundations Associates; Nashville, Tennessee Michael Cartwright, Executive Director Project Purpose The intent of […]

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Expansion and Enhancement of Davidson County Dual Diagnosis Service Capabilities

Highlights Individuals with co-occurring disorders with access to intensive and long-term community-based outpatient services utilized fewer high cost services such as inpatient hospitalizations, emergency room visits, and incarcerations six and twelve months following enrollment to outpatient services. From March 2002 to December 2003, 581 participants with Co-Occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders were enrolled […]

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