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The ACT Institute 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 standards and modifications to these standards as developed by the Office of Mental Health. Training is delivered via in-person and distance-learning modalities. Our trainers include both staff of the Center for Practice Innovations and other expert consultants.

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We celebrate National Nurses’ Week beginning on Wednesday, May 6th through Tuesday, May 12th. 

While the ACT Institute acknowledges and greatly appreciates all the work nurses do day in and day out working with participants in the field, this year requires a special acknowledgment. We want to extent our gratitude for the outstanding work that nurses do for people who need both physical and mental health services. The ACT nurses’ service and perseverance in these unprecedented, challenging times exemplifies the nurses’ dedication to their work and to the people whom they serve. Read More


A Year in Review: Reflections on NYU MSW Interns Field Placement at ACT Institute Written by Heesu Rachel Chae and Ana Lanas


Over the past year, the ACT Institute had the pleasure of hosting two second-year Social Work interns from New York University, Heesu Rachel Chae and Ana Lanas. The MSW interns were assigned different tasks based on their area of interests and self-determined learning objectives, allowing an opportunity for valuable learning and working experience to help them in their future careers as social work advocates and leaders. Heesu and Ana reflected on the experience of working ACT Institute and all the ACT teams in New York State and took the opportunity to thank the ACT Institute staff and leadership for their guidance and support and reflect on their individual experiences as they prepare to graduate and move forward in the field. Read More

     COVID-19 Resource News Brief

Dear ACT Providers,

During this difficult time of the COVID-19 crises, we would like to countinue to offer our support to you and your team. Please contact us at with any questions or concerns, and we will do our best to assist you as soon as possible. 

For OMH Guidance Documents for COVID-19, please visit The Resource Guide below also provides additional resources relevant for ACT Services. Read more.  

     Happy Holidays from the ACT Institute
     ACT Team Leader Retreat 2019 - Changing the Narrative: Breaking Through Barriers
  The ACT Institute was pleased to present the ACT Team Leader Retreat on October 10th and October 11th in Albany, New York. The retreat brought together 78 ACT Team Leaders and Vocation Specialists from all five NYS regions (NYC, Hudson River, Central NY, Western NY, and Long Island), along with OMH Administrators, to change the narrative and break through barriers. Read more.
    Abaigeal Duke joins CPI Staff as Recovery Specialist and Trainer   
We are pleased to announce that Abaigeal Duke has joined our staff as Recovery Specialist and Trainer for the OnTrackNY initiative and ACT Institute. In this role, she will work directly with OnTrackNY and ACT teams across NYS. Read more.
    Assertive Community Treatment Updated Staff Training Requirements Now Located in the LMS 
    We are pleased to announce the Assertive Community Treatment Updated Staff Training Requirements, now located in the LMS. Please review the ACT Training Memo from NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH), Bureau of Rehabilitation Support Services regarding the updates and how they affect your team’s training status. The ACT Institute Curriculum Training Guide provides a more in-depth overview of the new ACT Training curriculum, including requirements for newly hired ACT Providers. Read more.    




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