New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Youth SBIRT Initiative

Dates: 2014-2015

State: New Hampshire

Client(s): New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Services: Health Care & Public Health Planning, Training & Technical Assistance, Health Systems Transformation

Technical Expertise: Behavioral Health, Maternal and Child Health, Adolescent Health, Primary Care, Substance Use

Website: http://www.sbirtnh.org


The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, in partnership with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, has funded a three year substance use prevention initiative with primary care practices in New Hampshire. This initiative will implement universal screening for substance misuse behaviors among youth ages 12 to 22 by adopting Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) protocols in 8-12 practices throughout the state of New Hampshire.

Implementing this proven prevention strategy will assist in identifying alcohol and drug use problems early when brief interventions are most effective, and foster appropriate referrals to early and effective treatment for substance use disorders. The JSI/NH Center for Excellence will provide technical assistance through learning collaboratives and on-site support to facilitate the development of a community of practice for sites adopting this evidence-based approach.