How We Measure Success
At WestBridge we focus on helping participants and families recover from the effects of mental illness and substance use disorders. Without proper care, these disorders often result in a disruption in a participant’s ability to work and attend school. Successful treatment and ongoing support can restore these abilities and help participants achieve their personal goals.
In 2012, our Assertive Community Treatment teams have continued to support participants in the achievement of the following outcomes:
- 56% of participants are attending school
- 18% are volunteering
- 24% are working at least part-time
As of mid-March 2013 90% of our care management participants were involved in at least one of these activities!
WestBridge utilizes research-based treatment modalities that have been developed by the Dartmouth Center for Evidence-Based Practices. Below are WestBridge's average fidelity scores as measured by Dartmouth's assessment team. (5 = Perfect fidelity)
2010 Fidelity Scores
- Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment: 4.64
- Assertive Community Treatment: 4.6
- Family Education & Support: 4.21
The Dartmouth Center for Evidence-Based Practices assesses programs nationwide and in their report suggests how scores should be interpreted: "Our general approach is that rarely programs achieve average item scores of 5.0. While there is no universal approach to what constitutes high fidelity, one approach is that programs with average item scores above 4.4 may be considered to be "high fidelity". Programs with scores between 4.0 and 4.4 may be considered good fidelity. Programs with an average item score of less than 4.0 are seen to have some elements of the evidence based practice implemented with moderate gaps in other elements of the practice."