How Oregon Dramatically Increased SBIRT in Primary Care

Description Public health organizations struggle to identify strategies that successfully implement Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) on a broad scale. This presentation will describe how the state of Oregon, as part of a larger Medicaid reform effort, created a performance metric that correlated with dramatic increases in […]

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National Focus Area Webinar Series: Technology-Based Interventions and SBIRT

Description Recent research studies demonstrate that patients want to use technology to increase their access to health care services. In 2013, nearly two trillion text messages were sent within the United States alone and numerous studies were published demonstrating the utility and efficacy of text messaging patients to help them […]

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Addressing Substance Use Disorders in the ED, Adding Pieces to the Puzzle

Description Every day, there are more than 1,000 opioid-related visits to EDs across America. Although there is not yet a robust evidence-base for SBIRT to address drug use, a recent study suggests that SBIRT in combination with an immediate prescription for buprenorphine can reduce illicit opioid use and increase engagement in […]

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