Continuing Education

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Clinical Research on SBIRT and Integrative Healthcare at a Federally Qualified Health Center

September 11, 2019, 2:00pm ET, featuring Ronald Dwinnells, MD

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Presenter:

Ronald Dwinnells, MD, MBA, is a pediatrician who is the founder and CEO of ONE Health Ohio, a Federally Qualified Health Center since 1986. He obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Kentucky and received his MBA from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Dwinnells is a frequent speaker on a national level discussing topics of health disparities, integrative health care delivery, health care leadership and administration.

Topic:

Dr. Ronald Dwinnells, the CEO of federally-qualified health center ONE Health Ohio, conducted four separate clinical research projects during a four-year period on Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) and integrative health care delivery. The studies reveal significant findings supporting the use of SBIRT as a “bridge” to integrate behavioral health with medical and dental services, leading to improved health care and diminishing use of emergency services.

Communities That Care Overview

October 9, 2019, 2:00pm ET, featuring Meghan Blevins

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Presenter:

Meghan Blevins is a Systems Change Specialist at Penn State’s EPISCenter and a certified Communities That Care (CTC) Plus coach. In this role, she helps guide PA communities through the CTC process. She has presented at the Commonwealth Prevention Alliance conference, the Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development conference, and CADCA’s 28th National Leadership Forum.

She is working towards her Master of Arts in Community Psychology and Social Change through Penn State University with an anticipated graduation in Fall 2019.

Topic:

This session will include a broad overview of the prevention coalition model, Communities That Care (CTC). Communities That Care is a community-based prevention system proven to reduce youth health and behavior problems communitywide. Based on the premise that communities are unique, CTC helps local coalitions develop community-specific prevention plans based on their unique levels of behavioral health problems and risk and protective factors.

During this session, we will discuss risk and protective factor-focused youth prevention, data-driven decision-making, and assessing the needs of a community through using diverse community representation, and working through the five phases of CTC.

How Harm Reduction Fits into the SBIRT Model

December 4, 2019, 2:00pm ET, featuring Jim Winkle

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Presenter:

Jim Winkle, MPH has trained hundreds of health care professionals how to perform and implement SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment) in clinic settings. As the creator behind the sbirtoregon.org website and the SBIRT screening app, Jim has designed clinic tools, screening forms, and video demonstrations that have been widely adopted by health professionals around the country.

Topic:

Harm reduction is both a philosophy and a series of interventions that aim to reduce the negative impacts of a health behavior as opposed to ending the behavior entirely. This approach may seem to contradict how screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) encourages health professionals to guide patients with likely substance use disorders (SUDs) to accept abstinence-based treatment. However, this presentation will demonstrate how harm reduction can be incorporated into all three components of SBIRT. By discarding a singular focus on abstinence and adopting an approach of “meeting patients where they are at,” clinicians can help patients reduce harm from their use as well as forge their own pathway to recovery.