July 1, 2021
Overview: The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board is funding 4 Northwest tribes to adapt and/or implement the intervention Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in their communities. Tribes may also develop their own or use a different screening tool if deemed appropriate by the Tribe.
Goal: SBIRT is a comprehensive, integrated, public health approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment services for persons with substance use disorders, as well as those who are at risk of developing these disorders. Primary care centers, hospital emergency rooms, trauma centers, and other community settings provide opportunities for early intervention with at-risk substance users before more severe consequences occur.
- Screening quickly assesses the severity of substance use and identifies the appropriate level of treatment.
- Brief intervention focuses on increasing insight and awareness regarding substance use and motivation toward behavioral change.
- Referral to treatment provides those identified as needing more extensive treatment with access to specialty care.
Objective: To improve the clinical capacity of AI/AN in the Northwest to screen and treat people for substance use disorder.
Request for Proposals: The NPAIHB Behavioral Health Program is recruiting 4 Tribes from Idaho, Oregon and Washington – to submit proposals for $100,000 to carry out the adaptions of SBIRT, or another screening tool if deemed appropriate by the Tribe.
Funded projects will focus on one or more of the following:
- Pilot and evaluate SBIRT in IHS or Tribal facility. Screening tools for SBIRT exist in RPMS and can be made for other EHRs
- For tribes who choose to develop their own SBIRT model and program, work with NPAIHB team to pilot and evaluate other screening tools.
- Integrate SBIRT or other substance use and wellness screeners into justice programs, which may include: Oregon Measure 110 programming, Healing to Wellness Courts etc.
- Other ideas, with appropriate justification, may also be considered by NPAIHB Behavioral Health Program for approval.
To submit your completed application July 1, 2021 or for additional information please contact: Email: email@example.com or call 503-416-3252.
Funds for this RFA are made possible by the Public Health Improvement and Training: CDC COVID 19 Supplemental grant, 6 NU38OT000255-02-03, CDFA 93.772.
Danica Love Brown, MSW, PhD (she/her)
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
Behavioral Health Manger