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Galileo's Science Cafe: Changing the Trajectory of Substance Use and Depression in Virginia

When/WhereThursday, Apr 18, 2019 7:00pmHylton Performing Arts Center, Gregory Family Theater, Science and Technology

“Changing the Trajectory of Substance Use and Depression in Virginia: A Value, Impact, and Quality (VIQ) Analysis of the Virginia Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral (VA-SBIRT) Project,” presented by Lora Peppard, PhD, DNP, PMHNP-BC Associate Professor; Associate Director for Treatment & Prevention, W/B HIDTA; Project Director, Virginia SBIRT 

Virginia SBIRT is a five-year, federally funded project led by an interprofessional team from George Mason University in direct partnership with the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.   The primary goal of this project is to begin to change the trajectory of substance use and depression in the Commonwealth by promoting a prevention/early intervention system of care.  This is accomplished by working with multiple medical settings and their community partners across the northern Virginia and Shenandoah Valley regions to fully integrate the evidence-based screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) process into their clinical work flows, electronic health records, and communities.  This presentation will review outcomes from the first two and half years of this project in the context of value, impact, and quality.

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