Recovery Promotion Fidelity Scale (RPFS)

Recovery Promotion Fidelity Scale (RPFS)
Armstrong & Steffen‚ 2009
Items by Recovery Domain
Collaboration
1. Satisfaction Survey
0) Agency has never distributed a survey to persons in recovery
1) Agency has distributed survey to all persons in recovery at least once in past 5 years
2) Agency distributes survey to all persons in recovery at least bi- annually
3) Agency distributes survey to persons in recovery at least annually
4) Agency distributes survey to all persons in recovery at least semi- annually
Bonus: 1 point if an annual report based on survey results has been issued and acted upon
Collaboration
2. Integration of suggestions from persons in recovery into service improvement efforts *
0) Agency has a mechanism for persons in recovery to provide anonymous suggestions
1) Agency has 2 service improvement mechanisms in place
2) Agency has 3 service mechanisms in place
3) Agency has 4 service improvement mechanisms in place
4) Agency has 5 or more service improvement mechanisms in place
Bonus N/A
Participation and acceptance
3. Involvement of persons in recovery on agency committees
0) Persons in recovery are not members on any (0%) committees
1) Persons in recovery are members on 1- 25% of committees
2) Persons in recovery are members on 26-50% of committees
3) Persons in recovery are members on 51-75% of committees
4) Persons in recovery are members on at least 76% of committees
Bonus:  1 point if >2 persons in recovery on each committee; 1 point if person in recovery chairs or co-chairs ≥1 committee
Participation and acceptance
4. Employment of persons in recovery within agency*
0) None of the criteria are met
1) Agency meets both criteria
2) Agency meets all 3 criteria
3) Agency meets all 4 criteria
4) Agency meets all 5 criteria
Bonus: N/A
Self- determination and peer support
5. Advocate for persons in recovery on agency staff
0) No paid or volunteer advocate on staff
1) Part-time‚ paid or volunteer person who is not in recovery serves as an advocate
2) Full- or part- time‚ volunteer‚ identified person in recovery serves as an advocate
3) Part-time‚ paid‚ identified person in recovery serves as an advocate
4) Full-time‚ paid‚ identified person in recovery serves as an advocate
Bonus: N/A
Self- determination and peer support
6. Individualized recovery plans*
0) a ≤20% of recovery plans are individualized
1) 21-40% of recovery plans are individualized
2) 41-60% of recovery plans are individualized
3) 61-80% of recovery plans are individualized
4) 81-100% or recovery plans are individualized
Bonus: N/A
Self-determination and peer support
7. Consumer- Provider (C-P) representation on recovery teams
0) No C-P members on any recovery teams
1) At least 1 C-P member on at least 1 recovery team
2) ≥2 C-P members on at least 1 recovery team
3) ≥50% of recovery teams have ≥2 C-P members; or ≥80% have ≥1 C-P member
4) 100% of recovery teams have ≥2 C-P members
Bonus: N/A
Quality improvement
8. Promotion of recovery philosophy*
0) No recovery- driven vision/mission statement‚ posted or otherwise
1) Agency has a recovery- driven vision/mission statement‚ but it is not posted
2) Agency has a recovery- driven vision/mission statement that is posted
3) Agency meets 3 criteria
4) Agency meets 4 criteria
Bonus: N/A
Quality improvement
9. Recovery- driven quality improvement (QI) goals/processes
0) No recovery- driven QI goals/processes in place
1) Recovery- driven goals/processes in place that were developed without input from persons in recovery
2) Recovery- driven QI goals/processes in place that were developed with input from persons in recovery‚ but have not been distributed to stakeholders
3) Recovery- driven QI goals/processes in place that were developed with input from persons in recovery and distributed only to stakeholders who are not in recovery
4) Recovery- driven QI goals/processes in place that were developed with input from persons in recovery and distributed to all stakeholders
Bonus: N/A
Development
10. Recovery training of staff
0) No formal recovery training offered to staff
1) Recovery training has been made available to all staff‚ but it is not required
2) Recovery training required of only new staff at some point during employment
3) Recovery training required of all new and existing staff at some point during employment
4) All new staff are trained on recovery within 30 days from hire and all staff receive continuing education at least bi- annually
Bonus: N/A
Development
11. Recovery knowledge of agency leaders and staff
0) No staff can explain recovery concept and why it is a guiding principle
1) 1 staff can explain recovery concept and why it is a guiding principle
2) 2 staff can explain recovery concept and why it is a guiding principle
3) 3 staff can explain recovery concept and why it is a guiding principle
4) ≥4 staff can explain recovery concept and why it is a guiding principle
Bonus: N/A
Development
12. Recovery training for persons in recovery
0) ≤20% of persons in recovery receive recovery education at least annually
1) 21-40% of persons in recovery receive recovery education at least annually
2) 41-60% of persons in recovery receive recovery education at least annually
3) 61-80% of persons in recovery receive recovery education at least annually
4) 81-100% of persons in recovery receive education at least annually
Bonus: 1 point if recovery education is conducted by peer specialist(s)
collaboration; participation and acceptance; self-determination and peer support; quality improvement; and development.
*. Details pertaining to scoring criteria are delineated in the RPFS Administration Manual‚ available from the Authors

Armstrong‚ Nikki P.‚ Steffen‚ John J. (2009). The Recovery Promotion Fidelity Scale: Assessing the organisational promotion of recovery. Community Mental Health Journal ;45:163-170