The BIG Hospital SBIRT Initiative

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

Reducing Teen Substance Misuse: What Really Works

Free webinar produced in partnership with The BIG InitiativeNational SBIRT ATTC, and NORC


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This free webinar highlights ten indicators of the types of policy strategies that can help curb substance misuse by tweens, teens, and young adults, and provides scores for all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on these indicators. Additionally, this presentation identifies a set of research-based approaches and recommendations to modernize the nation's strategy to prevent and reduce substance use and support a full continuum-of-care.
Learning Objectives:

By participating in this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify key policy strategies or programs that states may have in place to help prevent and/or reduce youth substance misuse.
  • Discuss trends of progress and gaps in youth policy development and their implications for youth substance misuse.
  • Describe key elements of a research-based public health approach to youth substance abuse.
  • Provide examples of partnerships, programs, and policies that have been effective in addressing youth substance use.

Anne Ekedahl De Biasi, MHA

Director of Policy Development, Trust for America’s Health (TFAH)

Ms. Ekedahl De Biasi is responsible for defining the agenda and general strategy associated with the organization’s goal to create a modernized, accountable public health system and to integrate prevention into a reforming health care delivery and financing system. Prior to joining TFAH, Ms. De Biasi served in three policy positions, including as the first Director of Child Health Policy and Advocacy at Nemours (a foundation operating a child health system), as Director of Public Policy at the National Breast Cancer Coalition (a grassroots advocacy coalition) and as the Director of the Children’s Dental Health Project (a policy, advocacy and research organization). Prior to that, she served as the President and CEO of the Oak Orchard Community Health Center and came to Washington, D.C. as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow. During and after the Fellowship, she worked as health care staff for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle. Ms. De Biasi was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Virginia and graduated at the top of her class from the Masters in Health Administration Program at the Medical College of Virginia.


Tracy McPherson, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, NORC at the University of Chicago