Who We Are

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.


Our Team

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.