Advancing Recovery Collaborative (ARC) AIM

Through a collaborative learning process, behavioral health programs will make fundamental changes that promote recovery for individuals with serious mental illness, including those with co-occurring substance use and physical health disorders.  These innovative changes will help people to develop meaningful, self-directed lives in their communities with a focus on improved:

  • Health
  • Housing
  • Purpose in daily life
  • Relationships in their community  


The Model for Improvement which provides a process to improve the quality of care at an accelerated pace
Access to a diverse group of faculty with expertise in strength-based client assessment, research informed and recovery oriented practices, and community engagement
Use of a clinical data system to support client and population improvement
Structured support and collaborative learning in completion of EQRO required Performance Improvement Projects (PIPs)


Senior leader participation in monthly leadership calls and attendance at learning sessions
Small scale tests of change followed by implementation and system-wide spread of those changes that work
Monthly reporting, qualitative and quantitative, that documents the learning and improvement
Team attendance at all Learning Sessions (5 over the course of 16 months) and participation in twice-monthly collaborative calls
Inclusion of direct service staff, peers, and family members on teams