Local Patients Find Independence in Program for Mentally Ill

This week's Fairfax Extra features this story about the state-funded Program of Assertive Community Treatment which helps severely mentally ill people live independently while being kept under daily supervision. One Fairfax County health official describes the program, which was pioneered in Wisconsin three decades ago, as one in which the patient is "the center of the treatment."

By Focus on Fairfax |  February 29, 2008; 11:16 AM ET  | Category:  Health Care, Hospitals , Human Services
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