There are barriers to implementing a successful Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) program in any setting. There are also ways to overcome those barriers—before, during, and after you begin. Presenter Megan O’Grady from The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse will share processes and practices to help you 1) identify SBIRT barriers and facilitators in your specific practice setting; 2) understand your workflow and tailor implementation to it; 3) form a practice change team; and 4) monitor implementation and performance. Tips and examples will be provided based on experiences in New York primary care and emergency practice settings.


Megan O’Grady, Ph.D. is the Associate Director of Health Services Research at The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.

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