SBIRT (SCREENING BRIEF INTERVENTION REFERRAL TO TREATMENT) seminars are scheduled from September 11 through November 20, with registration open through August 27.

WHY Substance misuse and abuse often result in poor health outcomes and substantial healthcare costs. Multiple studies have shown that investing in SBIRT can result in health care cost savings that range from $3.81 to

$5.60 for each dollar spent. People who receive screening and brief intervention in an emergency department, hospital or primary care office experienced 20 percent fewer emergency department visits, 33 percent fewer nonfatal injury hospitalizations, 46 percent fewer arrests and 50 percent fewer motor vehicle crashes.

WHO Primary care practices focused on improving planning and delivery of behavioral health screening and treatment. The program is open to all clinicians and staff (e.g., physician, nurse, medical assistant, physician’s assistant, nurse

practitioner, social worker, community health worker, office manager, care coordinator, billing/coding staff ).


Gain expertise and integrate a proven process for screening, intervention, referring and treating patients with substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid addiction.

Space is Limited


To register, complete the application here:

Registration is open through Monday, August 27, 2018.

Tuesdays | Noon – 1:15 p.m. MT (11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. PT)

  • September 11
  • September 25
  • October 9
  • October 23
  • November 6
  • November 20

How will implementing SBIRT benefit you and your practice?

  • Learn new methods of coding, billing and reimbursement for the use of SBIRT.
  • Build expertise to safely and effectively manage those with positive
  • Improve work satisfaction by increasing clinic teamwork.
  • Includes complimentary technical assistance to implement SBIRT into your office work flow! For more SBIRT information (CME available):

Presenters include:

Melissa Cheng, MD, MOH, MHS, Board certified in Occupational Medicine, assistant clinical professor occupational and preventative medicine. Researcher of work related injuries that impact opioid related deaths and SBIRT Instructor.

Katherine Fortenberry, Ph.D, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, associate clinical professor family and preventative medicine and SBIRT Implementation Instructor. She has received a Clinical Implementation Grant from the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health to implement SBIRT into primary care practice clinics.

Drs. Cheng and Fortenberry have successfully worked with SBIRT in their own settings and will guide as experts.