Early Assessment and Support Alliance

EASA Center for Excellence

Our Mission

EASA Center for Excellence

The EASA Center for Excellence is part of the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health. With support from the university and Oregon Health Authority, “EASA CforE” is a nationally recognized research and technical assistance program for early psychosis intervention programs across the United States.

Our Vision

We Envision A Society

We envision a society—from the largest systems of care to individuals’ unique support networks—that values the lived experience and perspectives of every person, and is able to mobilize quickly and effectively to meet the needs of young people who are experiencing mental health challenges, particularly those who are having symptoms of psychosis or who are at-risk for psychosis.


We celebrate diversity and honor the unique challenges that people face as well as the strengths and creativity they demonstrate in meeting those challenges


We are sustained, informed and energized by and members of a community of young people, families, friends, peer specialists, and others


We respect and listen to lived experience, acting upon what we learn


We are excited to be part of a local, national, and international community that establishes, examines, and disseminates best practices for at-risk youth


We examine, disseminate, and contribute to up-to-date, evidence-based data that informs policy and practice


We practice and collaborate utilizing a transdisciplinary approach