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Emerging Best Practices Components 
Merged with Ohio Consumer Outcomes Domains

The nine recovery components of the Emerging Best Practices process can be merged with the four domains of the Ohio Consumer Outcomes. The table below illustrates how the domains match up with the nine essential components of effective community services.  While these are the most likely matching, it's important to realize that it's possible for all of the domains to apply to each Outcome Survey question and that variation will occur among consumers.

Consumer/Provider Forms A & B Domains
Matched to Emerging Best Practices Components

Outcome Domains:

Related Adult Form A Survey Questions:

Related Provider Form A Survey Questions:

Related Adult Form B Survey Questions:

Emerging Best Practices in Mental Health Recovery Components:

Clinical Status




Clinical Care

Quality of Life

1-12; 34-61



Peer Support & Relationships, Family Support, Work/Meaningful activity, Power & Control, Stigma, and Community Involvement

Functional Status


1-5; 6A-6H;

7A-7F; 8-11


Work/Meaningful Activity

Safety and Health

8, 9, 11, 13-16

9, 11, 12

8, 9, 11, 13-16

Access to Resources, Stigma


The clinician and the consumer can use the results of the consumer outcomes survey to identify strengths and weakness and to determine what aspect of their life the consumer wants to work on. They can then go to the appropriate component in the Emerging Best Practices in Mental Health Recovery book (based on the table above) to identify what status the consumer is currently at and what the consumerís corresponding goals might be. It is important to note that consumer goals should be measurable and observable. This information can then be used when developing the consumerís treatment plan.
Example:  A consumer's "red flag" report shows that the consumer has neutral or positive responses for the Clinical Status, Functional Status and Safety & Health questions, but indicates dissatisfaction on several of the Quality of Life questions.  In particular, the survey results suggest that the consumer is not satisfied with their financial situation or the amount of friendships in their life (questions 1-4, 29).  

Based on these results, the consumer and clinician can refer to the table above to determine what components of the Emerging Best Practices will best help the consumer strengthen these aspects of their life.  In this case, within the Quality of Life domain, the two applicable Emerging Best Practices components are Peer Support/Relationships and Work/Meaningful Activity.

Once identifying the components, the consumer and clinician can use the Emerging Best Practices booklet to determine where the consumer currently is in their recovery and identify Best Practices from which to develop goals.

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