Incorporating Key Findings from the Surgeon General’s Report on Addiction into Your Practice

January 5, 2017

3:00pm- 4:30pm EST

One of the major calls to action from Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health is for increased integration of primary care and addiction services. Join one of the authors of the report, Dr. Connie Weisner, in a discussion of the findings from the report and what efforts are needed to support integrating screening, assessments, interventions, use of medications, and care coordination. Also hear practical examples from a HRSA-funded primary care provider about the steps they take to successfully and continually address substance use.

After this webinar, participants will:
  • Understand the key findings related to integration of substance use and primary care services detailed within the Surgeon General’s report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health.
  • Identify concrete ways primary care settings can integrate substance use treatment and early intervention activities into their services.
  • Describe why early intervention activities such as SBIRT are important to overall health.
  • Gain ideas for using the report to educate staff, board, and clients to facilitate a conversation about addictions.
  • Learn about useful resources for setting up and providing substance use services in an integrated health setting.

  • Aaron Williams, Senior Director, Training and Technical Assistance for Substance Abuse SAMHSA/HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions

  • Connie M. Weisner, DrPH, MSW, Research Scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research; and professor at the Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco

  • Dr. Mark Alexakos, MD, MPP, Chief Behavioral Health Officer, Lynn Community Health Center

Please note the following:

  • Registration is free and closed captioning is available upon request.

  • The audio for this webcast is via computer speakers and not telephone. We recommend using external speakers for desktop computers to ensure best audio quality. Test your system here >>

  • The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions does not provide certificates of attendance or continuing education credits for webinar attendance.

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