EASA Center for Excellence

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 C4E” is a nationally recognized research and technical assistance program for early psychosis intervention programs across the United States.

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Our Mission:

EASA C4E improves services for individuals with early psychosis and their families.

Our Vision:

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.

Our Values:

  • Diversity: We celebrate diversity and honor the unique challenges that people face as well as the strengths and creativity they demonstrate in meeting those challenges
  • Experience: We respect and listen to lived experience, acting upon what we learn
  • Evidence: We examine, disseminate, and contribute to up-to-date, evidence-based data that informs policy and practice
  • Community: We are sustained, informed and energized by and members of a community of young people, families, friends, peer specialists, and others
  • Leadership: We are excited to be part of a local, national, and international community that establishes, examines, and disseminates best practices for at-risk youth and those with first-episode and early psychosis
  • Teamwork: We practice and collaborate utilizing a transdisciplinary approach