Integrating Early Intervention into the U.S. Public Mental Health System: Four Successful Models

Poster C98, Wednesday, October 10, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Essex Ballroom

Tamara Sale1, Patrice Fetzer2, Furuzawa Adriana3, Bello Iruma4,5; 1EASA Center for Excellence, Oregon Health & Science University-Portland State University School of Public Health, 2Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center, Department of Psychiatry, Northeast Ohio Medical University, 3Felton Institute, Family Service Agency of San Francisco, 4New York State Psychiatric Institute, 5Columbia University Medical Center

The authors present four training and technical assistance models which have led to sustainable statewide and/or regional implementation and sustainability strategies of Coordinated Specialty Care into U.S. public mental health systems in Oregon, Ohio, California, and New York. The authors discuss use of implementation science to address challenges to replicability and scalability such as varied demographics, financing configurations, and stages of program development. The authors will discuss how they have bridged research, and practice in a participatory quality improvement framework. The connection between training and technical assistance strategies and regulatory, financing and programmatic infrastructure will be discussed. The authors discuss the role of the national Psychosis Early Psychosis and Prevention Network (PEPPNET) Training and Technical Assistance Work Group in informing, increasing collective impact of training and technical assistance efforts, and addressing common challenges.

Topic Area: Service System Development and Reform

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