El Centro Investigators Receive Grant

October 07, 2013 — The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded a three-year grant totaling nearly $1 million to investigators at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies to educate a new generation of health care providers in the identification and intervention of unhealthy behaviors such as smoking, substance abuse, and risky sexual behavior.

The key component of the project is a nationally recognized evidence-based approach called SBIRT (Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment). The grant will be used to train primary health care providers and students in how to implement the SBIRT intervention while treating their patients. The ultimate goal is to catalyze systemic changes in health care delivery in practice settings across South Florida. Read Full Press Release - Everitas

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