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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.




The SBIRT Alert- 3/25/2014

An occasional email update from the National SBIRT ATTC .

Highlights from this alert:

Upcoming Webinars:

April 9, 2014
2:00 – 3:30 PM EST
Reducing Opioid Risk with SBIRT
Angela Ellis, MA & Alicia Kusiak, MA, CRC, LCPC
This free webinar will raise awareness about the value of SBIRT as a proactive solution for reducing opioid risk in patients receiving treatment for pain.  Participants will learn the components of a “universal precautions” approach when prescribing opioids and understand how SBIRT can play a key role in the treatment plan for patients on opioid medication. Register

April 25, 2014
10:00 – 11:30 AM EST
Military Culture: Cycles of Deployment
Mona M. Johnson, MA, CPP, CDP
This webinar will provide information about helping soldiers resolve issues related to their deployment.Register

Read more here.

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