SUNY-DMC SBIRT Training Center

SBIRT Training Center

The newly established SUNY-DMC Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Training Center [https://sunysbirt.wordpress.com/] will teach residents and students in health professions the skills necessary to provide evidenced based screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment for patients who are at risk for a substance use disorder. The training will also develop the leadership skills needed in order to champion the implementation of SBIRT throughout the healthcare system. The new project represents a collaborative effort between the College of Medicine and the College of Health Related Professions, and will specifically train:

Funding for this program is provided by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The first group of trainees will complete the program in 2016. For more information, contact:

David Odegaard, MPH
Director of Professional Education and Training
STAR Program
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Avenue, MSC 1240
Brooklyn, NY 11203-2012
Telephone: 718.270.4752
Fax: 718.270.2440
E-mail: david.odegaard@downstate.edu