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The SBIRT Alert 8/11/2014



 An occasional email update from the National SBIRT ATTC


Tools for Practice


CDC releases step-by-step guide to alcohol SBIRT implementation in primary care 
Research shows that alcohol screening and brief interventions can reduce excessive drinking by up to 25%. But a recent study showed that only 1 in 6 people reported ever talking with a health professional about their alcohol use. With this new guide, the CDC is working to make alcohol screening and brief intervention a routine part of health care. The guide is designed to help an individual or small planning team adapt screening and brief interventions to the unique operational realities of their primary care practice. Read more

Upcoming Webinars


August 27, 2014
1:00 – 2:30 PM EDT
SBIRT in Action: Implementing and Delivering SBIRT in NYC STD Clinics
Shirley DeStafeno, MS, Brett Harris, DrPH, Meighan Rogers, MPH
SBIRT has been implemented in six New York City STD clinics since January 2010. Presenters will review the history of the SBIRT program in these clinics as well as their process of leveraging support, adapting workflow and documentation in electronic medical records, evaluating program outcomes, and progressing toward sustainability.  Register


Miss a webinar? No problem. You’ll be able to view it on-demand on our Webinar Library.



Other Online Opportunities

On-demand webinar: Implementing SBIRT in Any Site or Organization
Recorded 7/23/14
Led by epidemiologist Dr. Jan Pringle, this popular presentation offers a blueprint to guide SBIRT implementation (and evidence-based practices in general) in any site or organization.  Below the video recording, we’ve listed webinar shortcuts to help you quickly find what you need. Read more


New online course: Introduction to SBIRT for Adolescents 
Free registration, open to all
Led by pediatrician and SBIRT pioneer Dr. Sharon Levy, this self-paced online course consists of three sections plus an introductory module. Included are eight content videos that range from 12-17 minutes in length, totaling approximately two and a half hours of video. The course does not have to completed in one sitting. CEUs are available. Read more
Of Interest 

Medical student on addiction as patient’s “scarlet letter”
Pavan Patel, a recent graduate from our Scaife Medical Student Fellowship, wrote a wonderful piece on doctors’ attitudes toward patients with substance use disorders. It’s gotten lots of love on social media. Read and share with colleagues. Read more

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