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Title Poster First Author Abstract or summary Type
Developing a university based early psychosis program; overview of epicenter Nicholas Breitborde

To date, university medical centers have served as the primary setting for early psychosis programs within the United States. The Early Psychosis Intervention Center (EPICENTER) at the University of Arizona is an example of such a university-based clinic. EPICENTER was established in February 2010 with funding from the Institute for Mental Health Research and the University of Arizona and provides care to 34 individuals with first-episode psychosis and 38 caregiving relatives.

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Initial outcomes of a community-based early intervention program: prevention and recovery in early psychosis (PREP) Rachel L. Loewy

Increasing evidence suggests that early intervention can be effective and cost-effective in treating early psychosis. However, few intervention programs exist in the U.S. outside of academic medical centers. We present initial outcomes for PREP, a community-academic partnership program in San Francisco, CA serving adolescents and young adults with recent-onset psychosis (within 5 years of first psychotic episode) or at clinical-high-risk for psychosis.

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Description of the development of a community-based early intervention program: prevention and recovery in early psychosis (PREP) Kate Hardy

PREP (Prevention and Recovery from Early Psychosis) is a community-academic partnership providing evidence-based early intervention for psychosis. Operating across three counties in the San Francisco Bay Area, PREP aims to return clients with a recent onset of psychosis to the highest possible level of functioning. Funded by an innovative funding source available through the state of California, the Mental Health Services Act Prevention and Early Intervention funds, PREP embodies the health care reform focus on promoting prevention and early intervention in community settings.

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