In 2008, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) launched the Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) Project. RAISE is a large-scale early psychosis research initiative that began with two studies that examined different aspects of coordinated specialty care (CSC). CSC is a team-based, multi-component approach to intervention for first episode psychosis.
The RAISE Early Treatment Program (RAISE-ETP) was a multi-site randomized controlled trial that compared the effectiveness of CSC programs to typical care delivered in community treatment settings.
The RAISE Implementation and Evaluation Study (RAISE-IES) evaluated CSC implementation in publically-funded community clinics, and developed staff training and program operations materials to support dissemination and implementation in other settings. The RAISE initiative is ongoing and evolves as new early psychosis research questions are identified.
Data and Funding Resources
- Data from RAISE became available to the public in July 2016. Interested researchers can find more information about accessing the data through this guide notice.
- Visit the NIMH Funding and Policy Announcements page for a list of NIMH research and funding opportunities. Listed below are examples of research in the area of early psychosis.
- PA-16-162, NIH Small Research Grant Program (R03), can be used to support secondary analyses of RAISE data
- PAR-16-264, Reducing the Duration of Untreated Psychosis in the United States (R34)
- PAR-16-265, Reducing the Duration of Untreated Psychosis in the United States (R01)
- PAR-16-354, Advanced Laboratories for Accelerating the Reach and Impact of Treatments for Youth and Adults with Mental Illness (ALACRITY) Research Centers (P50)