Advancing the Early Psychosis Intervention Network in Texas
Coordinated specialty care (CSC) has been shown to be more effective for the treatment of first episode psychosis (FEP) than usual care, resulting in better functioning, fewer symptoms, fewer relapses, and less hospital use. The number of CSC teams has increased dramatically in the U.S. since federal funding has been provided to support states’ implementation; Texas currently has 24 CSC programs. This rapid growth of early psychosis intervention programs, operating with similar core features and serving similar participants, provides a unique opportunity. By utilizing a standard battery of reliable service and outcome measures, a data informatics system to facilitate shared data and feedback, and staffing to support quality improvement and research infrastructure, Texas can create an environment in which providers, program administrators, and policy makers can continuously develop new knowledge. The Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health (TIEMH) will serve as the hub for the Early Psychosis Intervention Network in Texas (EPINET-TX), consisting of CSC programs operating in public mental health centers in the state. The regional network will support a culture of measurement-based care and create a framework for addressing research questions that impact the service delivery system, contribute to the research literature, and reduce the burden of psychosis on young people and their families.
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- Dell Medical School at UT Austin
- Southern Methodist University
- Thresholds, Inc.
- Texas Health and Human Services Commission
- Andrews Center
- Bluebonnet Trails Community Services
- Border Region Behavioral Health Center
- Central Counties Services
- Center for Health Care Services
- Coastal Plains Community Center
- Community Healthcore
- Denton County MHMR Center
- The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD
- Integral Care
- Metrocare Services
- Pecan Valley Centers for Behavioral & Developmental Healthcare
- Spindletop Center
- West Texas Centers
Early Psychosis Intervention Network (EPINET) National Website