How Oregon Dramatically Increased SBIRT in Primary Care
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Public health organizations struggle to identify strategies that successfully implement Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) on a broad scale. This presentation will describe how the state of Oregon, as part of a larger Medicaid reform effort, created a performance metric that correlated with dramatic increases in SBIRT implementation statewide. The latest performance data will be presented, as well as an analysis of the metric's strengths and limitations. The presenter will discuss what lessons states, health systems, and public health organizations can draw from Oregon’s experience.
Jim Winkle, MPH, has trained hundreds of medical and behavioral health clinicians how to sustainably implement SBIRT in medical settings. As the creator behind the www.sbirtoregon.org website, Jim has designed clinic tools, screening forms, and video demonstrations that have been widely adopted by health professionals around the country.