Online Military SBIRT Training Program
Access and Affordability; Health and Well-Being
Policy Analysis, Program Implementation, and Evaluation; Performance Monitoring and Impact Evaluation
Tracy L. McPherson
NORC at the University of Chicago was awarded a grant from Diageo, the world's leading premium drinks business, to develop a training system that meshes with the Department of Defense/Army Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (ASBI) program that will be implemented in all 91 military health clinics worldwide in 2013 and 2014.
The Army's program is designed to identify military personnel whose risky alcohol use puts them, their units and their families at much greater risk of alcohol-related problems; to provide brief counseling to help them modify their risky behavior, and linkage to treatment and ongoing supports if brief counseling is insufficient.
NORC, working in close collaboration with MedRespond, a technology company, and Peer Assistance Services, a behavioral health provider organization, will use the Diageo grant to adapt our existing online substance use screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) training system to meet the unique needs of military health professionals who are unfamiliar with the most effective techniques for screening and treating alcohol problems of military personnel.
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