Efficacy of the Self-Assessment Planning Tool for Implementing Recovery-Oriented Mental Health Services for Supporting Positive Consumer Outcomes

About the Project

This study is designed to determine the effectiveness of the Self- Assessment/ Planning Tool for Implementing Recovery-Oriented Mental Health Services (SAPT) in supporting positive consumer outcomes, as defined by the Recovery Oriented System Indicator (ROSI). Vendor proposes to make the SAPT and ROSI evaluation surveys available to select Florida mental health service provider agencies that have billed the Agency for psychosocial rehabilitation services. The SAPT was developed in response to a two-part study sponsored by the Agency to examine the delivery of rehabilitative mental health services described in the Community Health Services Coverage and Limitations Handbook (Agency for Health Care Administration, 2004), which determined that service provider agencies would benefit from a tool that establishes a common framework for guiding the planning and implementation of recovery-oriented services. These findings helped to inform the development of the SAPT and a pilot study that was conducted with five agencies in 2008-2009. This evaluation will specifically determine the items in the SAPT that are viewed by consumers as most associated with providing effective recovery-oriented services, establish the internal consistency (reliability) of each scale in the SAPT and ROSI, and establish criterion validity of the SAPT when using the ROSI as the gold standard. The SAPT survey and implementation guide will be revised based on the findings.  In addition, policy and practice recommendations for ongoing implementation of the SAPT and ROSI will be provided.

Principal Investigator

James Winarski, MSW


07/01/2009 - 06/30/2010


AHCA - Medicaid Behavioral Health Services