Training and Technical Assistance
Bright Futures initiative considers the mental health of children in a developmental context; presents information on early recognition and intervention for specific mental health problems and mental disorders; and provides a toolkit with hands-on tools for health professionals and families for use in screening, care management and health education.
Health Resources and Services Administration
SAMSHA – HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) promotes the development of integrated primary and behavioral health services to better address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use conditions, whether seen in behavioral health or primary care provider settings.
Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based approach to addressing unhealthy alcohol and drug use. Most individuals who misuse alcohol and drugs are unlikely to seek specialty treatment, but many individuals are seen in primary care medical settings. Below are programs that provide training in this method:
- The University of Maryland MD3 (MarylanD M.D.s Making a Difference) Program provides didactic information, SBIRT resources, training videos, surveys, and patient and clinic tools.
- Maryland SBIRT is a statewide health care improvement initiative to encourage health care providers and patients to discuss alcohol and drug use as part of routine medical visits. Screening tools; brief intervention tools, including scripts on conducting interviews; and referral for treatment checklist.SBIRT Pocket Guides/Handouts
No Wrong Door Integrative Screen training helps to equip health care staff to understand and incorporate integrative screening practices within their settings. In this training, participants learn how to screen for a variety of health risks (i.e., physical health, mental health, substance use, sexual risk behaviors and infectious disease risk/testing).
Substance Use Disorders in Adolescents: Screening and Engagement in Primary Care Settings has online trainings and videos used to enhance health care communication skills specific to adolescent drug use behaviors.
Maryland Behavioral Health Integration in Pediatric Primary Care (B-HIPP) is a free service that supports the efforts of primary care providers to assess and manage the mental health needs of their patients from infancy through young adulthood. Offers telephone consultation and additional screening tools.
Clinical Consultation Center and Substance Abuse Warm Line offers free and confidential clinician-to-clinician telephone consultation focusing on substance use evaluation and management for primary care clinicians through the Substance Use Warmline at 1-855-300-3595. Consultation is available Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST, from addiction medicine-certified physicians, clinical pharmacists, and nurses with special expertise in pharmacotherapy options for opioid use. Voice mail is available 24-hours a day.