Provider Support

Integrating SBIRT into the primary care setting offers providers the opportunity to screen for risky behavior, including alcohol and drug use, which can lead to long-term negative effects on health. Yet, providers often do not recognize the role they can play in mitigating these adverse outcomes.

The resources in this section offer strategies to inform and engage providers looking to integrate SBIRT into their office workflow.


Adolescent SBIRT Implementation Checklist – Checklist provides implementers with a set of critical steps to help ensure that SBIRT becomes an integrated part of routine care. (Mosaic Group, 2016)


Addressing Youth Substance Use with SBIRT: Frequently Asked Questions for Providers – FAQ answers common questions related to addressing youth substance use with SBIRT. (Center for Health Care Strategies, 2019)


Community Mapping: A Checklist for Behavioral Health and Community-Based Resources Serving At-Risk Youth – Checklist that can be used by health plans and primary care providers as they identify behavioral health and community-based resources serving at-risk youth available in their community. (Center for Health Care Strategies, 2019)


Barriers to the Adoption of SBIRT for Adolescents Among Primary Care Providers – Report explores opportunities to overcome the barriers to adopting SBIRT for adolescents among primary care providers. (Truven Health Analytics)


Learning Collaborative for SBIRT: Provider Engagement Strategies – Webinar features health plans participating in Improving Access to SBIRT Services for Adolescents who describe their provider engagement strategies as well as outcomes lessons in implementing SBIRT. (Center for Health Care Strategies, 2018)