The Four Measures of Recovery

Learn how each instrument addresses recovery from various views with this short video.

We know our services work because we have the outcomes to prove that our consumers recover. Join us in using valid instruments to measures mental health recovery.

Our four instruments measure recovery from multiple perspectives and dimensions. Partners of Reaching Recovery use one or all four of the instruments to link outcomes to service effectiveness and system transformation. This process gives centers a comprehensive picture and standardized method for examining effectiveness of services and outcomes. 

Data is entered into a web-based system where it can be shared and discussed among staff, consumers, and other Reaching Recovery partners.  The web-based system is currently in beta form with our current partners.  The process is secure and HIPAA-compliant. Reports of the data demonstrate change over time and inform daily clinical practice by demonstrating which practices are most effective in promoting recovery. The forms are short to minimize time and we’re using state-of-the art technology to embed the instruments into staff’s workflow. The reports of the data are easy for staff to access and to understand.

Have more questions about the instruments? Get those questions answered with our Frequently Asked Questions.

What Others Are Saying

“One very important difference between the Reaching Recovery tools and other measurement tools is their focus on recovery with perspectives of getting out of the ‘sick’ world and getting back to participating in the community.  Focusing on more functional outcomes and outcomes that strongly relate to how individuals view their treatment results is, I believe, where we, as a treatment community, want to go.   The Reaching Recovery tools not only measure the treatment community’s ability to provide the interventions and supports that clients need to regain their lives, but the tools also remind the provider of the true purpose of why we work in this field and why we’re here.”  

Beth Epps
Chief Clinical Officer
Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare