Be in the SBIRT Loop!
Keeping an eye on SBIRT at large
Internal Review is important. Knowing how things are going and responding to implementation is a key to success.
But external review is important too: what’s going on in the world that might influence what you are doing?
SBIRT is a continually changing, and improving, effort, with literally hundreds of thousands of people involved in daily implementation and research. As a result, new and improved approaches, tools, and support resources emerge on a regularly basis.
Your team needs to stay on top of these changes and integrate new resources as they emerge. Well, someone needs to if you really want to be on top of your game.
Similarly, you owe it to your colleagues in other locations to share what you have been acheived. Your lessons learned, your resources, even things as simple as checklists and implementation guides, may be very useful to others would are just getting started.
Several useful places for finding the latest on SBIRT (and for posting what you are doing) include:
SAMHSA. The go-to government agency supporting SBIRT adoption and implementation
SBIRT in Action. A collection of freely adoptable SBIRT resources with available technical assistance.
As well as all these folks conducting localized programs…
- Albany Medical Center
- Baylor College of Medicine
- California SBIRT program
- Colorado SBIRT program
- Florida SBIRT program
- State of Indiana
- State of Iowa
- Mercer U/Wake Forest Medical Residency
- Missouri SBIRT program
- State of Missouri
- Natividad Medical Center
- State of New York
- State of North Carolina
- Oregon SBIRT program
- University of Indiana program
- University of Pittsburgh SMaRT program
- South Texas Area Residency Training (S-START) Program
- Wisconsin SBIRT program (Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles (WIPHL)
- Yale University SBIRT program