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MN Department of Human Services: Information sessions for SBIRT early intervention screening now available

January 24, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Information Sessions Announced

The Behavioral Health Division is offering four SBIRT (screening, brief intervention, referral to treatment) information sessions for health care professionals to provide an overview of this service and an opportunity to ask questions. All four information sessions will contain similar content and an overview of SBIRT. For dates and meeting links, see information details below.

What is SBIRT?

SBIRT is an early intervention approach used to identify people with substance use disorders as well as those who are at risk of developing these disorders. SBIRT is used to reduce and prevent substance use disorder through the use of screening tools, brief interventions and, if needed, a referral to treatment.

When will SBIRT take effect?

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is implementing SBIRT effective Jan. 1, 2023.

SBIRT Information Session Details:

Monday, Dec. 12, 2022 from 2-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022 from 2-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023 from 1-2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023 from 1-2:30 p.m.

The programs included here are intended to be educational in nature; sales-based presentations are not permitted. It is the responsibility of the participant to assure that individual programs meet the continuing education requirements and conditions of her/his credentialing body. MPO/MNPQC is not responsible for the accuracy or content of information contained in these programs. Utilizing the above links will take you away from the MPO website.