Participation in the Early Detection, Intervention and Prevention of Psychosis Program
In 2007, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded the Early Detection, Intervention and Prevention of Psychosis Program (EDIPPP) - an ambitious national study to test the hypothesis that early intervention in the psychosis risk state could improve outcomes and reduce conversions to full-blown psychosis. Partnering with our local community mental health board, the Washtenaw Community Health Organization (WCHO), we were selected as one of the 6 sites. Known locally as ‘Michigan Prevents Prodromal Progression,’ or ‘M3P,’ the program recruited 55 young people. Just recently published results (McFarlane et al, 2014) show that the intervention worked, adding to a growing international literature showing risk reductions of 46-66% in 11 randomized clinical trials of individuals with APS. Enrollment in EDIPPP/M3P ended in 2010, but the project established our center within a network of other early intervention programs (Maine Medical Center, University of California, Davis, Mid-Valley Behavioral Care Network in Salem, Oregon, Zucker Hillside Hospital, and University of New Mexico), and provided the impetus for the development of PREP.