PACT Offers SBIRT Resources and Virtual Training for Pediatricians and Healthcare Providers

With the health of our children as primary concern, our partnering schools recommend that parents ask their child’s pediatrician for an annual assessment using the Screening and Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Tool during their child’s annual pediatric visit. SBIRT, an evidence-based program, is a set of tools doctors and pediatricians use to help identify alcohol or drug problems in adolescent children and young adults, and guide interventions or recommendations if a problem exists. 

To support pediatricians and healthcare professionals, PACT is proud to also partner with Northwell Health to provide pediatricians and healthcare professionals SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment) Virtual Training to ensure healthcare professionals have the tools they need to implement SBIRT. From COVID-19 to underage drinking, vaping and substance use, today’s youth and young adults face a multitude of health risks that will impact their lives, families and our communities. Pediatricians and healthcare professionals can learn more about how this evidence based tool, timely intervention, and access to resources can improve the health and lives of pediatric patients (ages 9–26). Reimbursement for screening and brief intervention is available through commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid. There is substantial research on the effectiveness of SBIRT in reducing risky alcohol consumption and tobacco use/misuse.