October 6, 2006


An Invitation to Join The National Adherence Initiative for Schizophrenia


Dear NASW Mental Health and Private Practice Section Members:

Please consider enrolling in The National Adherence Initiative for Schizophrenia, a nationwide data collection effort that is launching in November.

Partial adherence is a significant problem in the treatment of schizophrenia. Data suggest that it begins early in the treatment process and can affect up to 75% of clients.

The National Adherence Initiative for Schizophrenia is a unique opportunity to join other mental health professionals committed to understanding more about the challenges clients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder face with treatment adherence.

Participation is as Easy as 1-2-3 !

  1. Visit www.adherenceinitiative.com and complete the online enrollment. You will then be mailed a Welcome package containing a Program data collection Survey Card.
  2. Identify up to 10 clients with schizophrenia that you feel are at risk for partial adherence.  You will not be asked to submit any identifying data for these clients. 
  3. Using the Survey Card, complete 8 quick Yes/No questions about your clients, and mail the Card by November 15.

You will receive a comprehensive report of the data collected from the selected clients, as well as an aggregated summary of National Program findings.

Please consider enrolling today and contributing to this important initiative, which is sponsored by Janssen, L.P. in partnership with NASW. 
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