SBIRT Implementation and Process Change Manual for Practitioners
CASAColumbia has partnered with the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) to publish and distribute An SBIRT Implementation and Process Change Manual for Practitioners which aims to provide guidance on the integration of SBIRT services into health care settings. The preparation of the manual was supported by funding from the New York State Health Foundation.
What is SBIRT?
SBIRT is short for Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment - an evidence-based public health approach that is designed to identify and deliver early intervention and treatment services to people who use alcohol and other drugs at levels that put them at risk for health related consequences, disease, accidents and injuries. It also ensures that those who may have a more severe addiction disorder are referred for appropriate treatment. SBIRT is currently being implemented in health care settings across the United States.
What does the manual cover?
The goal of this manual is to provide a comprehensive toolkit that focuses on implementing successful SBIRT programs in health care settings. The manual gives an overview of the core components of SBIRT, provides links to additional resources and training opportunities, and contains easy-to-use worksheets to facilitate and guide the implementation process. A core feature is the introduction of process improvement strategies designed to help build SBIRT programs tailored to individual settings and sustained over time.
Who should use the manual?
This manual is specifically targeted at physicians, nurses, community health workers, physicians’ assistants, mental health practitioners, other medical and behavioral health care staff and administrators interested in integrating SBIRT into their practice.
Content inquiries can be directed to Megan O’Grady, Ph.D. (email@example.com) or Rebecca McDonald, M.A. (firstname.lastname@example.org).