JEVS Human Services’ two Achievement through Counseling and Treatment (ACT) clinics in North Philadelphia have recently received a three-year accreditation renewal from CARF International, an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services.
The organization conducted site visits in December 2015, when ACT was required to demonstrate quality of services, value, and conforming to rigorous and internationally recognized organizational and program standards. ACT serves the community as an outpatient opioid treatment program, combining medication-assisted treatment and behavioral therapy with a focus on individualized patient care.
CARF’s report noted, “the organization is well respected in the community and state, and is an active proponent in advocating for patients and for reducing the stigma associated with addiction. Staff members demonstrate a person-centered philosophy and an ability to identify innovative ideas to engage the patients in treatment.”
CARF’s seal of approval is not only a sign of quality, but means that JEVS’ ACT program commits to quality improvement, focuses on the unique needs of each person they serve, and monitors the results of services.
The JEVS mission of improving the quality of life and functioning of the individuals served is the hallmark of the ACT clinics. “Our staff efforts’ result in an overall positive experience for our patients and their recovery,” said ACT executive director, Thomas Baier, M.H.S.