The BIG Hospital SBIRT Initiative

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

SBIRT in Various Settings: Differences & Common Threads

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


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From coastal cities to mountain towns and many places in between, the SBIRT model for reducing risky substance use is gaining significant traction across the United States. Constructive and thoughtful discussions are taking place in primary care clinics, behavioral health centers and judicial systems to explore connections between substance use and health. On this free webinar, you’ll hear lessons learned from implementing SBIRT in a variety of locations and what you can take back to maximize your program and meet the needs of the populations you serve.
Learning Objectives:

As a result of participating in this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Explore SBIRT components in the context of differing geographies and how community partnerships can share resources and solutions;
  • Identify strengths and opportunities among your workforce to optimize conversations about motivation and behavior change; and
  • Determine workflow efficiencies that leverage opportunities to connect physical health, mental health and substance use.

Pam Pietruszewski

Integrated Health Consultant at the National Council for Behavioral Health

Ms. Pietruszewski provides training, coaching and consulting to health care organizations across the country on Motivational Interviewing, SBIRT and the integration of behavioral health, physical health and substance use services. Currently, Pam is the Clinical Lead for the Reducing Adolescent Substance Abuse Initiative funded by the Hilton Foundation and implemented in 28 organizations across 6 states. Previous SBIRT experience includes serving as Project Director for the St. Louis County Sixth District Court SBIRT program, funded by the Minnesota Department of Human Services and Minnesota Department of Public Safety; and serving as state lead for the Partners in Integrated Care Consortium, an AHRQ funded project in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Massachusetts. Pam is listed in the National Registry of SBIRT Trainers from the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network established by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).


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