Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for Substance Misuse and Substance Use Disorders
The SoCal Optimization of SBIRT (SOS) Project uniformly optimizes and standardizes SBIRT services at FQHCs in San Diego, Riverside and Imperial Counties to prevent and reduce alcohol and other substance misuse among adolescents (ages 12-17) and adults (ages 18+) in primary care and community health settings.
Participating Health Centers:
Neighborhood Healthcare, Clinicas de Salud Del Pueblo, Inc., Imperial Beach Community Clinic, North County Health Services and San Ysidro Health
Health Quality Partners will partner with five member health centers to expand Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) services in primary care. Health Centers will administer pre-screens to their full adult and adolescent population at first visit and annually thereafter, conducting a full screen for those who pre-screen positive and providing brief intervention, brief treatment, in-house Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) services or referral to external treatment, based upon the patient’s score.
Health Quality Partners will administer the grant, provide training and technical assistance to FQHCs, monitor program activities, and support FQHCs to use their electronic health record to accurately code for and capture screening and follow-up information to enhance reporting for population health efforts.
Over the 5-year project period, HQP expects that 519,900 patients (adults and adolescents) will be pre-screened for misuse/abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other substances, and 120,445 patients will require a full SBIRT screening.
Staff Contact: Lauren Abrams