What is it about?

The National Institute of Mental Health is pioneering learning health care for early psychosis by combining evidence-based practice, medical informatics, and stakeholder input. The Early Psychosis Intervention Network (EPINET) represents a national practice oriented research initiative designed to advance learning health care methods in early psychosis treatment.

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Why is it important?

This learning health care framework enables timely treatment of early psychosis by aligning evidence-based practice, clinical assessments, large-scale data analysis, and stakeholder involvement for continuous improvement of early psychosis services and practice-oriented research.


Witnessing the broad expansion of evidence-based interventions for early psychosis into routine US care settings has been most gratifying, as has the development of the first national learning health system for serious mental illness. I look forward to expanding on these opportunities, particularly with our international collaborators, as we strive to deliver the most effective mental health care for all.

Susan Azrin
National Institute of Mental Health

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This page is a summary of: A National Learning Health Experiment in Early Psychosis Research and Care, Psychiatric Services, September 2022, American Psychiatric Association,
DOI: 10.1176/appi.ps.20220153.
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