This guide includes literature, resources and a toolkit that will help practitioners implement SBIRT. The manual is unique in that it suggests the use of a tailored implementation technique. It also includes checklists and worksheets to help with systems level change, an approach not found elsewhere.
It will also help practitioners understand:
The manual is designed for physicians, nurses, physicians’ assistants, mental health practitioners, and administrators interested in integrating SBIRT into their practice. It provides a comprehensive SBIRT toolkit that focuses on implementing and sustaining SBIRT through process improvement strategies.
CASAColumbia encourages the implementation of SBIRT in health care settings. The SBIRT Implementation and Process Change Manual for Practitioners continues to be widely distributed across New York State and the nation to aid in the successful implementation of SBIRT in health care settings. The manual is promoted on various websites nationwide, including the Institute for Research, Education & Training in Addictions (IRETA), as part of SBIRT National Addiction Technical Transfer Center (ATTC). The manual is also available on the New York State OASAS SBIRT website and is currently being tested in emergency and primary care departments at North Shore-LIJ Health Systems.