New Hampshire SBIRT Inter-Professional Education Training Collaborative
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The New Hampshire SBIRT Inter-Professional Education Training Collaborative is a new initiative by The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and the New Hampshire Area Health Education Center. Five local colleges are included in collaborative: Antioch University New England, Franklin Pierce University, the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University (MCPHS), and the University of New Hampshire.
This year, 303 future healthcare professionals across the state have been trained by the collaborative in SBIRT. 82 of those trained were from the UNH Department of Nursing. Pamela DiNapoli, UNH Site coordinator says that “SBIRT has been fully implemented across the nursing curricula and the social work department has trained a small cadre of students as work continues to fully implement SBIRT in health professional programs at UNH.”
DiNapoli attended the Interprofessional Education Collaborative annual conference in D.C. in October with 5 members of the state team.
The next statewide SBIRT training for health professional students in the collaborative is on April 5, 2017 in Concord.