Substance Use Disorder Tools and Programs
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Substance Use Disorder Tools and Programs

4/11/2019 to 4/12/2019

When: April 11 & 12, 2019, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Phone: 206-783-3004

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Join us for "Substance Use Disorder Tools and Programs" in Boise, Idaho! Providers and administrators will learn to build and optimize sustainable Substance Use Disorder treatment programs. This workshop comprises two separate trainings at the same location. We invite you to join us for both days. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available.


Please note: Each event requires separate registration.


April 11, 2019: SBIRT Train-the-Trainer with Jim Winkle
April 12, 2019: Developing Your SUD Program with Jen Calohan


An Idaho Primary Care Association (IPCA) hosted in collaboration with Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA).




"Substance Use Disorder Tools and Programs" is perfect for community health center (CHC) clinical staff, administrators and leadership. Attendees will gain practical tools and learn proven solutions for process and patient care improvement that can be implemented at their Heath Center immediately.
Day 1 participants will become equipped to train their health center staff in SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment) utilization.
Day 2 participants will learn strategies for operationalizing effective, efficient SUD treatment programs. Topics may include medication assisted treatment, compliance, practice transformation, LEAN/Six Sigma concepts, data strategies, and clinical care delivery.





Day 1: SBIRT Train-the-Trainer with Jim Winkle

Learn how to teach practical/applicable SBIRT skills. SBIRT is an approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment to people with substance use disorders and those at risk of developing these disorders. This training will give you the tools and resources to support implementation of the SBIRT model. Attendees will be equipped to train their health center staff in SBIRT utilization. 


Training Objectives

  1. Why use SBIRT for substance use?
  2. Screening
  3. Brief intervention
  4. Referral to treatment
  5. SBI implementation strategies

Day 2: Developing Your SUD Program with Jen Calohan

This training is to support health centers by providing administrators with the strategies and tools needed to build and optimize effective SUD treatment programs. Clinics will learn about assessing their current programs for gaps in care, expanding access, ERH/HIT tools, integrating ancillary services, revenue cycle and financial optimization, care team, workflow and other clinical considerations of SUD programs.


Training Objectives

  1. Identify and Discuss Key Considerations for Leadership Related to Compliance 
  2. Develop Strategies to Enhance Operational Performance 
  3. Discuss Core Elements to Practice Transformation 
  4. Introduction of Basic LEAN/Six Sigma Concepts 
  5. Identify Data Strategies to Drive Financial Outcomes 
  6. Determine Essential Strategies for Clinical Care Delivery 

Speaker Highlights


Jennifer Calohan, RN, TQMP, PCMH-CCE 
Principal Consultant at CURIS Consultant

Jen has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare field. A Registered Nurse by background, Jen began her career in the clinical arena, expanded into leadership, administration, and finally - consulting. Jen’s extensive clinical and operational expertise, combined with her passion for quality, performance improvement and change management make her a valuable asset to the CURIS team and to her clients. Jen’s areas of specialty are: Strategic Organizational Leadership, Clinical & Operational Workflow, Total Quality & Risk Management, LEAN - Six Sigma, PCMH Recognition/Transformation, Program Development & Implementation, Clinical Integration 

Jim Winkle, MPH
Project Director of the SBIRT Oregon Residency Initiative

Jim has trained hundreds of physicians and clinic team members how to sustainably implement SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment) workflows into primary care and emergency room settings. As the creator behind the website, Jim has designed clinic tools, screening forms, and video demonstrations that have been widely adopted by health professionals around the country. His clinical areas of focus include Family Medicine, intimate partner violence, and community health education. 



Date & Location




Thursday-Friday, April 11-12, 2019

8:00AM-5:00PM (tentative)




Downtown Boise, ID
Hotel information will be released once registration of event is confirmed.



Training Fees


Standard Rate:$95 per training


Payment is required at the time of registration. 

If you need to modify or cancel your registration contact Hannah Hysell. Cancellations must be made in writing. Cancellations made 30 days prior to the event will be given full refund, cancellations made 14 days prior to the event will receive 50% refund, cancellations made less than 13 days prior to the event will not be refunded. Substitutions are encouraged.


Register Today!

Please note: Each event requires separate registration.


April 11, 2019: SBIRT Train-the-Trainer with Jim Winkle
April 12, 2019: Developing Your SUD Program with Jen Calohan



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