Project Term: 12 months; 2020-2021
Grant Amount: $50,000
This project will help the Flathead City-County Health Department (FCCHD) to develop and implement a youth–focused Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) model in Kalispell. As part of this project, FCCHD will implement a system for SBIRT with a focus on youth in educational settings and will coordinate with existing community–wide efforts. The project will use funds to support FCCHD staff training in SBIRT, a project coordinator, and a public health associate through the Centers for Disease and Control. Project partners include Kalispell Regional Health, Flathead Community Health Center, Intermountain, and the alternative school in the Flathead School District. The project is expected to more robustly identify, reduce, and prevent problematic substance use with youth in educational settings and more strategically coordinate existing community–wide SBIRT efforts.