PRA advances knowledge in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery by providing resources that will help the community focus on critical factors to enhance the recovery workforce.

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PRA provides a vehicle for professional communication, increased understanding, and research utilization to promote the concept and role of community-oriented psychiatric rehabilitation as a primary programmatic modality in the provision of mental health services.

Through the Armin Loeb Award, PRA recognizes individuals who have conducted the best-designed and most useful research in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation in the preceding year or years. The award is presented in memory of Dr. Armin Loeb who served as Director of Research of Horizon House in Philadelphia for approximately 20 years. He was the first full time research director of any psychiatric rehabilitation agency and conducted research and evaluation studies, which have served as models in the field.