The Advanced Center for Innovation in Services and Intervention Research (ACISIR) is made up of four Cores:
The mission of the ACISIR is to improve the quality of life of middle-aged and older people with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders through the development, implementation, and dissemination of evidence-based practice through community partnerships.
The engagement of community stakeholders (consumers, caregivers, and care providers) as well as the expansion of community research capacity will be an important focus of the Center.
This will be accomplished under the direction of the Partners’ Council, a decision-making group consisting of equal representation from the investigators and community partners, the primary one being a large public mental health system. Additional community partners will include the local chapter of the
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and VA San Diego Healthcare System. We will seek to build, sustain, and expand community partnerships, and to mobilize community support and enhance infrastructure for research capacity.