The St. Paul’s Center: A Cost‐Effective Model of Psychiatric Care

A report on the Jonas Center-funded project, the St. Paul’s Center (SPC), which operated in New York City from 2003 to 2012 as a community- based care center. SPC was founded in 2001 by a group of psychiatric nurse practitioners to serve the socially marginal and chronically mentally ill populations at risk of homelessness, incarceration and needless hospitalizations. SPC was also a clinical education site to prepare graduate psychiatric nurse practitioners in community psychiatry, and its model could be used as a template for future innovation on a national scale.

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