Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is a public health and evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs. The SBIRT model calls for interprofessional, widespread and community-based screening for health risk behaviors.
Abuse of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs is costly to our nation, exacting over $600 billion annually in costs related to crime, lost work productivity and healthcare (NIDA, 2012). Healthcare costs alone account for $137 billion dollars. Healthcare providers cannot ignore substance use. Risky substance use causes significant morbidity and premature mortality among all patient populations.
$250 On or before April 6, 2015
$300 After April 6, 2015
Located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s medical and university district, this two-day conference will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn at Pittsburgh University Place and The Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education and Research in Oakland.
The target audience for this conference are health professionals – nurses, nurse practitioners, doctors, pharmacists, dentists, dental hygienists, behavioral health counselors and public health workers.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Institute for Research, Education and Training in Addictions (IRETA), National SBIRT Addiction Technology Transfer Center (National SBIRT ATTC), AIDS Education and Training Center, and the Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education, and Research (WISER) have joined together to develop this first-of-its-kind conference - engaged in an interprofessional collaboration utilizing state-of-the-art techniques to enhance patient wellness.
Intended for primary care physicians, pediatricians, psychiatrists, emergency physicians, dentists, chiropractors, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, the goal of this course is to address the basic principles of SBIRT as well as coding and reimbursement for implementation of SBIRT in practice. More information.
This learning community will focus on the process of SBIRT as it is being implemented for youth audiences.
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The National SBIRT ATTC is funded to advance SBIRT as a timely public health model worthy and in need of advancement to reach its full potential impact on the health of Americans. With our partner (NORC), we hope to help healthcare providers utilize the public health model of screening for substance use and providing advice or counseling to their patients who use alcohol or other drugs in risky or harmful ways.
The National SBIRT ATTC is housed at the Institute for Research, Eduction,and Training in Addictions (IRETA) in Pittsburgh, PA. www.ireta.org
To further expand our capacity and deepen our expertise, the National SBIRT ATTC is partnering with the University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center (NORC) to help healthcare and EAP providers utilize the SBIRT model.