SBIRT in Theory and Practice
Our goal as an Institute is to contribute to evidence-based research and translate findings into practice and policy. By disseminating best SBIRT practices, our trainings work to ultimately improve patient care by influencing change in the quality of conversations health care professionals have regarding behavior change topics and create an institutional-wide cultural shift toward patient-centered care.
Our collaboration with the BU School of Public Health and Boston Medical Center enable us to offer enriching training experiences. Trainees receive hands-on experience delivering the Brief Negotiated Interview (BNI), a motivational interviewing-based conversation designed for fast-paced medical encounters, in the busiest 24-hour Level 1 trauma center in New England. Furthermore, they have the opportunity to witness Active Referral to Treatment (ART) in action through observing the Project ASSERT Collaborative SBIRT model, a peer in-reach hospital-based program designed to provide comprehensive care and prevention for patients.
For More on SBIRT in Our Area:
SBIRT Featured in Boston University School of Public Health Newsletter
SBIRT at Boston Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine
- Public & Global Health Newsletter, Winter 2012
- Public & Global Health Newsletter, Winter 2011
- Public & Global Health Newsletter, Winter 2010
SBIRT in Massachusetts (Bureau of Substance Abuse Services)
- SBIRT News, Spring 2011
- SBIRT News, Fall 2010
- SBIRT News, Spring 2010
- SBIRT News, Fall 2009
- SBIRT News, June 2009