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Assertive Community Treatment in Utah

Addressing gaps in care for those who need it most.

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An intensive team-based approach

Optum® partnered with Volunteers of America and Salt Lake County to implement an innovative program known as Assertive Community Treatment (ACT). The ACT program offers support for people struggling with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders.

Healthier outcomes, reduced spend

Since implementing the ACT model of care delivery, Salt Lake County has experienced significant savings in both inpatient and total health care costs. Results include a 66% drop in inpatient care costs and 43% decline in overall health care spend.

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