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The BIG Hospital Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Initiative: A Learning Collaborative to Expand SBIRT into Hospitals and Other Medical Settings

SBIRT is a comprehensive, integrated public health approach to the delivery of early intervention for individuals with a history of alcohol and drug use; and supports the use of timely referrals to substance abuse treatment programs.  This BIG Hospital SBIRT Initiative has FREE webinars for healthcare professionals working in hospitals, FQHC, community clinics and programs.  Different types of populations and services are discussed depending on your level of interest.

Center for HICS Education and Training Announcing Survey and Webinar Series

To promote greater awareness of HICS 2014 and recent changes made to the program of materials and to better understand healthcare facility training needs, The Center for HICS Education and Training announces the following activities:

  1. Free Webinars – Introduction to HICS 2014 Changes

Will be conducted on June 3rd at 1:00PM;  June 10th at 10:00AM and June 24th at 3:00PM.  A similar, highly successful presentation was made in April and the presentation is being repeated to meet requests for it to be repeated at different times to allow interested persons across the country to attend.  To register for this free education presented by persons who wrote the material contact Wendy Clark at

  1.  HICS Survey

The Center for HICS Education and Training is conducting a survey to better understand how the 2014 version of HICS is being used, issues associated with its use and    healthcare facility training needs. A SurveyMonkey poll is now available for all interested persons to complete. The link is tps://

For further information about either of these activities contact Mary Massey at