Psychotropic Use in RTFS
The Quality Collaborative on Improving the Use of Psychotropic Medications in Residential Treatment Facilities (RTFs)* is a three year initiative that began in 2016 in which participating residential treatment providers work together to collaboratively review current practices and develop and implement strategies to improve psychotropic medications prescribing for children and youth in care.
Nine RTFs from across the nation were selected to participate and are being supported through a learning collaborative model and use of a CQI tool, to identify objectives and strategies, and track individual and common process and outcome indicators using a continuous quality improvement structure, adapted from the Quality Improvement Framework developed by the Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. (CHCS), a core partner in the TA Network.
The TA Network leads the collaborative, providing clinical and program related technical assistance to support participating RTFs and facilitating the peer-to-peer learning model.
This learning collaborative is currently in its third year and closed to additional participants. For more information, please contact Morgan Scribner at firstname.lastname@example.org.