Miscellaneous Terms

Glossary of Terms:  Miscellaneous

CARF or the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services.  The mission of CARF is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of persons served. CARF has accredited Guild Incorporated for the following services:  Assertive Community Treatment, Assessment and Referral, Case Management/Services Coordination, Crisis Stabilization, Integrated Behavioral Health/Primary Care , Residential Treatment,  and Community Employment Services including Job Development, Job-Site Training, and Job Supports.


10×10 Initiative is a state-wide project which aims to accelerate the integration of primary health care with mental health care, beginning with Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) services.  The initiative comes from the recognition that people with serious mental illness are dying 25 years earlier than the general population – often from disorders that are inherently preventable or treatable.  The goal of the 10×10 initiative is to increase the life expectancy of people with mental illness by 10 years in 10 years.  Learn more about Minnesota’s 10×10 efforts toward this initiative. 



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