The BIG Hospital SBIRT Initiative

A Learning Collaborative to Expand SBIRT into Hospitals and Other Medical Settings

SBIRT 101 Resources

Free Self-Paced Online Course
Three part intensive SBIRT course provides an introduction to screening and specific screening tools, an overview of motivational interviewing as part of delivering brief interventions, and referral to treatment. CEs available, if all three parts are taken.
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Online Course
SBIRT for Health and Behavioral Health Professionals: How to Talk to Patients about Substance Use
This course was created by the University of Missouri-Kansas City and is a 4-hour, selfpaced, online course. Learners will take part in an interactive orientation on SBIRT (screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment for substance use), applying their
learning through interactive games, case scenarios, and quizzes to develop their knowledge, skills, and abilities in using SBIRT as an intervention with patients. CEs available.
Online Course
Foundations of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
The 1.5 hour self-paced, online course developed by is designed to introduce key terms, topics, and resources essential to SBIRT. SBIRT is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment for persons with substance use disorders, as well as those who are risk of developing these disorders.  The course provides an introduction to SBIRT, including the rationale for and efficacy of implementation in various settings. The 4-part course can help to inform interested professionals about the importance of incorporating SBIRT activities into substance use disorder prevention and treatment systems. CEs available.
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