Center for Practice Innovations at Columbia Psychiatry
The Center for Practice Innovations at Columbia Psychiatry (CPI) was established in November 2007 to assist the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) in promoting the widespread use of evidence-based practices throughout the state. The CPI uses innovative approaches to build stakeholder collaborations, develop and maintain practitioners’ expertise, and build agency infrastructures that support implementing and sustaining evidence-based practices. The CPI works with OMH to identify and involve consumer, family, provider, and scientific/academic organizations as partners in supporting the goals of OMH and the CPI.
The Center is housed within the New York State Psychiatric Institute’s (NYSPI), Division of Mental Health Services and Policy Research so that it can effectively link the science (research and expertise of NYSPI/Columbia University) to real world settings (consumers, families, providers, agencies, and communities). It is funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health through the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene.