Blending resources and expertise
The North Carolina Psychiatric Research Center (NCPRC), sponsored by North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services, has recently partnered with the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health (CECMH). The NCPRC was formerly the Clinical Research Unit (CRU) of Dorothea Dix Hospital, which had been in operation since 1967. In 2011, the CRU converted to an outpatient research clinic on the Dix campus and became known as the NCPRC. In 2014, the NCPRC moved to its current location at 3010 Falstaff Road in Raleigh along with other CECMH programs to optimize its integration into the CECMH, the Raleigh community and local mental health services.
NCPRC has expanded its research program to include a new unit called the Community Outcomes Research and Evaluation Center (COREC), which will focus on outcomes and program evaluation, quality improvement and intervention research.