The SD Department of Social Services Division of Behavioral Health is offering an implementation and training opportunity through the South Dakota Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SD SBIRT) Legacy Cohort. SD SBIRT is a network of health care providers, clinics, and hospitals working together to initiate conversations with patients about risky alcohol and drug use and abuse, and if needed, refer patients for further assessment and/or treatment. The SD SBIRT grant funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) ends this year after 5+ years of successful screening of more than 40,000 patients for mental health risks, as well as risky drug and alcohol use
Awards range up to $50,000 for SBIRT implementation costs such as personnel time, materials and technology. Eligible applicants include primary care clinics, acute care clinics, and emergency room/hospitals statewide. Please act quickly as the current application deadline is March 15, 2022 and the pool will be limited to 10 participating sites.
Applications must be submitted online, click here. All materials and the most up-to-date information will be available on the DSS website. Avera associated facilities planning to apply should also notify Amber Reints at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions regarding this opportunity should be directed to Nick Oyen, SD SBIRT Project Director at email@example.com.