John Cahill, MBBS, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Director of the Program for Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis (STEP) at Yale, and Vinod Srihari, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Program Director of STEP, participated as invited experts at a meeting hosted by the National Institute of Mental Health September 7 and 8 in Rockville, MD.
The title of the meeting was "Harmonizing Clinical Data Collection in Community-Based Treatment Programs." Featured was a presentation of STEP's Population Health-based approach to building systems of care for early psychosis. The model is described in a paper published in JAMA Psychiatry.
Located at the Connecticut Mental Health Center, STEP is staffed by an interdisciplinary team of clinicians who care for people who are early in the course of a psychotic illness. It is a collaboration of the Yale Department of Psychiatry and Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services.