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Information and referral line: 248.706.0591

AMI Oakland Office
29548 Southfield Road, Suite 101

Southfield, MI 48076 Phone: 248.203.1998

News Media Contact
Fred Cummins, President
Phone: 248.752.3872

Newsletter - Hope Cummins
Phone: 248.203.1998

Publicity - Cheryl Patel


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Resource Links

Here are some links that are helpful from various organizations that deal with mental illness issues.

Oakland Community Health Network (OCHN) services reference informaiton

The following paragraphs provide brief descriptions of relevant documents.

Assertive Commuity Treatment (ACT)

See below, relevant documents and videos regarding ACT.  Click on the title to view the document or video.

ACT FOIA Response

This is a response to a Fredome of Informaiton Act request for information on ACT services provided throug OCHN.


A standard assessment tool for level of care requirements used by OCHN.  See the last page for the LOCUS worksheet.

DACTS--Dartmouth ACT Scale

A standard tool from Dartmouth University for assessment of the fidelity of a program with ACT

Field Guide to ACT

A guide for ACT teams developed by MDHHS and MPHI under a grant from the Flynn Foundation.

Medicaid Provider Guide, Section on ACT

The Medicaid Provider Guide is a massive manual for all Medicaid services in Michigan.  This document is a 9-page section that describes ACT under Michigan Medicaid.

Introduction to Utilization Management

Utilization Mangement is the OCHN function for evaluation of the appropriateness of services being provided to recipients of services and review of treatment plans for over or under utilizaiton of OCHN services.

Leonard Stein Interview (video)

Leonarc Stein, MD, is viewed as the father of ACT, provides excellent insight on the nature of quality care for persons with a mental illness.  He was also an expert witness for a class action lawsuit by AMI Oakland to improve community care for persons in Clinton Valley Center (the state psychiatric hosital).

Team Meeting - Video 1 and Video 2

These videos, together, present a real ACT team meeting with descriptions of team member roles inserted as narrated slides.  A production of the ACT Center of Indiana.

Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority - The manager of public mental health services and supports in Oakland County.
Common Ground - emergency intervention - Common Ground Sanctuary is a nonprofit crisis intervention agency. Our mission is to provide a lifeline for individuals and families in crisis, victims of crime, persons with mental illness, people trying to cope with critical situations and runaway and homeless youth.
The Mental Health Association in Michigan - The Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM) is a voluntary membership citizens' organization representing a broad base of people working together as an advocate for the mentally ill. 
Mental Health America - (formerly National Mental Health Association) The country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness.
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression - NARSAD is the largest donor-supported organization in the world devoted to funding scientific research on brain and behavior disorders.
Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service - Our goal is to advance the dignity, equality, self-determination, and expressed choices of individuals. Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) promotes, expands and protects the human and legal rights of people by providing them with information and advocacy.
Michigan Association for Children with Emotional Disorders - Since 1957 the Michigan Association for Children with Emotional Disorders has helped families statewide dealing with the difficulties they face each day when there is a child in the family with an emotional disorder.

Community Housing Network - Community Housing Network, Inc. is a community economic development organization that promotes the economic self-sufficiency and inclusion of people with special needs and people of low to very low income in their communities through home-ownership and access to affordable, desirable housing opportunities and other community resources.

Michigan Department of Housing and Urban Development -

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Metropolitan Detroit - The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Metropolitan Detroit (DBSA) is a self-help group for those diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder or Depression (Unipolar Disorder).
Mental Health Resources - University of Michigan - University of Michigan - This site creates access to mental health care resources for students, parents, faculty and staff at the University of Michigan. We hope that this web page will be useful to you if you or a friend experience difficulty coping with college life.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA's mission is to build resilience and facilitate recovery for people with or at risk for substance abuse and mental illness.
Michigan Psychiatric Society - A District branch of the American Psychiatric association.

Michigan Psychological Association - An Affiliate of the American Psychological Association working to advance psychology as a science and a profession, to promote the public welfare by encouraging the highest professional standards, offering public education and providing public service, and by participating in the public policy process on behalf of the profession and health care consumers.

Treatment Advocacy Center The Treatment Advocacy Center is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illnesses. TAC promotes laws, policies, and practices for the delivery of psychiatric care and supports the development of innovative treatments for and research into the causes of severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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