Who We Are
Led by Yale University’s Program for Recovery and Community Health (PRCH), our team focuses on recovery-oriented practices and recovery-oriented systems of care.
Yale University’s Program for Recovery and Community Health (PRCH) is a research, policy, and training and consultation unit within the Yale School of Medicine. The PRCH team consists of a diverse multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary group of practitioners, researchers, educators, and advocates. PRCH’s mission is to promote recovery and restoration of citizenship among individuals with mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders. Over half of PRCH faculty and staff are in recovery. Much of the work of PRCH is on qualitative studies of persons’ first-hand experiences of disability and recovery. PRCH is especially attentive and responsive to the preferences, perspectives, needs, and values of persons in recovery and their loved ones.
C4 Innovations advances recovery, wellness, and housing stability for people who are marginalized. C4 is committed to reducing disparities and achieving equitable outcomes. We partner with service organizations, communities, and systems to develop and implement research-based solutions that are person-centered, recovery-oriented, and trauma-informed. People with lived experience are at the forefront of our work to ensure real-world expertise is embedded in all we do.
Harvard University’s Department of Psychiatry brings extensive early psychosis expertise, including psychopharmacology, cognitive rehabilitation, psychotherapy, assessment, family-focused treatment, and coordinated care. The team works with transition-age youth with serious mental illness and at risk for psychosis and other people with lived experience, focusing on early intervention in psychosis to promote recovery by intervening before fully psychotic symptoms occur or as early as possible during the course of a psychotic episode. The department is based at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. Learn more through the Early Psychosis Learning Collaborative.
The Center for Educational Improvement (CEI) identifies, shares, and applies 21st-century innovations in learning to guide school leaders as they improve their schools. Their signature approach to social-emotional learning/mindfulness – Heart Centered Learning focuses on compassion, courage, confidence, consciousness, and community) to equip students with the intellectual, personal, emotional, and social skills needed for success at school and throughout their lives. CEI also focuses its research on adding meaning, rigor, and STEM to classrooms, using neuroscience research to accelerate learning, and leading schools to excellence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.