The Texas Early Psychosis Consortium serves as the Executive Committee for EPINET-TX. Membership includes project investigators, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, and representatives from each participating CSC program. The Consortium meets at least quarterly each year, with at least one face-to-face meeting annually. Consortium meetings build capacity within the network for fully engaging in a learning healthcare network.
The Texas Early Psychosis Consortium discovers new knowledge in order to create and share best practices and knowledge for supporting the personal development and wellness of young people experiencing early psychosis, their families, and their communities.
Values for Our Work:
- The Consortium collaborates in health services research and clinical quality improvement to meaningfully impact the lives of people affected by psychosis and their communities.
- Consortium members learn from innovations within the network to build upon the strengths of each coordinated specialty care team; we strive to disseminate innovative ideas to other members of the consortium and beyond.
- We embrace diversity across multiple intersectional dimensions, strive for representation, and foster a culture of inclusion to ensure that historically marginalized voices are heard.
- Our work identifies and addresses the impacts of racism, ableism, stigma, and other social determinants of mental health, to help dismantle structural and social inequities.
- Our activities advance healing- and person-centered practices that recognizes each individual’s unique journey to wellness.
- Our data collection advances implementation of new knowledge and innovative best practices. Data collection processes provide value and will not burden individuals or service providers.
- The Consortium’s analyses are driven by the multiple perspectives of members and interpreted in a collaborative, inclusive manner, always mindful of the context of the state, regions, and providers.
- We strengthen the impact of our research through regular meetings, frequent communication, and consistent follow-up.
- If effective and successful, the Consortium’s activities will expand equitable access to optimized coordinated specialty care to individuals experiencing early psychosis in Texas.