Screening For Addiction Illness

Proposal

A pilot project in the Metro Washington market to demonstrate how SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment) technology can be implemented in targeted professional venues – implementing the larger goal of MAINSTREAMING Addiction Health in the larger Healthcare System.

Project Components

  • Tools
  • Education
  • Conference
  • Training
  • Research
Targeted Audiences

  • Primary Care Professionals
  • Hospital Based
  • Clinic Based
  • Health Practice Based
  • Workforce HR Professionals
  • Corporate Leadership
  • Employee Assistance Professionals
  • Workforce Healthcare Providers
Tools

  • Audit C Screen Kit
  • Screen Questionnaire
  • Client Information Sheet(s)
  • Referral Form
  • PowerPoint
Education

Messaging for the public and special targeted professions on the history and efficacy of SBIRT.

Demonstrate SBIRT messages and process in a booth at the NBC Health and Fitness fair, positioning in Doreen Gentzler’s CHANGING MINDS section.

Project should include each year a public relations program to focus on screening activities and gain public recognition for progress in various institutions and sectors.

Plan can contain mailers and other informational channels to reach decision makers in the health profession, business, and government.

Conference

An annual conference is envisioned that would invite HR and Health personnel and feature nationally recognized experts. Conference could collaborate with the NBC Health and Fitness Fair.

Training

The Aquila Foundation should serve as a referral and traffic center to provide SBIRT training to front line nurses and health professionals. This training would be provided by Praxis and would include workshops and follow up on-line work that would result in credentialing.

Research

The pilot project would include a research element to chart progress on public understanding as well as the activation of health and other professionals who engage in SBIRT practice.

SCREENING DEMONSTRATION

NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo

Washington Convention Center

January 2016

Featuring AQUILA Volunteers who have received SBIRT Training and
conducted 393 volunteer screenings for Expo Attendees.

Jewell Heldman, Victor and Debra Braschnewitz display the “Hollywood” screening motif used at the NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo. Whang and Bernadette Phang show Washington National Mascot “President” the
addiction screening project at the Aquila Foundation Exhibit.
Jewell Heldman, Victor and Debra Braschnewitz display the “Hollywood” screening motif used at the NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo.
Whang and Bernadette Phang show Washington National Mascot “President” the
addiction screening project at the Aquila Foundation Exhibit.