The Center on Psychiatric Disability and Co-Occurring Medical Conditions promotes the health and wellness of people recovering from serious mental illness. The Center is located at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Department of Psychiatry.
A program of rigorous research is underway to identify health risks and disparities, encourage delivery of evidence-based care, integrate medical and behavioral health treatment, coordinate employment and wellness services, and empower people to achieve whole health goals as part of their recovery.
The Center provides data-driven training, education, and technical assistance that fosters evidence translation, systems transformation, and workforce development. We synthesize approaches from medicine, public health, rehabilitation, epidemiology, and self-help to advance the state of the science while also tackling real-world problems. By increasing choice and control over mental and physical health, our mission is to improve outcomes and promote independence.
An innovative academic curricular transformation effort incorporates principles of recovery and evidence-based practice into university instruction in the medical, social, and behavioral sciences. Also offered are online workshops, web casts, web-based continuing education courses, and a state of the science national summit to be held in the Center's fourth year.