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Promoting SBIRT in an Interprofessional Setting with Vulnerable Populations

April 6, 2017 . 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

SBIRT is being implemented in different settings with vulnerable populations within an interprofessional context. These creatively chosen settings include a primary/behavioral health clinic staffed by faculty and students providing bridge care to uninsured immigrant populations; a foodbank; and shelters for men and women who are homeless.

The presenters will explore benefits and challenges to implementing SBIRT in interprofessional settings, paying special attention to addressing vulnerable populations. Cultural variables and those that directly impact the social determinants of health require innovative strategies to promote behavioral change. Exploration of faculty and student roles along with curriculum support for SBIRT implementation in these settings will also be explored.


Dr. Shauna Acquavita is an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work at the University of Cincinnati. She has a decade of social work experience working with individuals who have been diagnosed with mental health and substance use disorders. Her research focuses on substance use disorders including tobacco use among vulnerable populations, specifically pregnant women. She is also a proponent of interprofessional education and collaboration.

Dr. Molly Everett Davis is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work at George Mason University. She is an experienced social work educator that has been involved in teaching social work students at the undergraduate and graduate level. In addition to her work as a faculty member, she has practice experience in mental health and substance use and she has served on policy boards that govern mental health service delivery to include substance use disorders.

Dr, Tracy McPherson, Senior Research Associate, NORC at the University of Chicago, will moderate the webinar.


April 6, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Institute for Research, Education & Training in Addictions (IRETA)