Objective: Increase family physicians’ use of alcohol screening and brief intervention (SBI) as a routine part of care, decrease risky alcohol use among women of reproductive age, including any alcohol use by pregnant women, and improve health outcomes.
Project Period: September 2018–September 2022
Funder: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Fourteen family medicine practices participated in the Alcohol SBI Office Champions Project. They utilized the office champions model to increase alcohol SBI, with one physician and one non-physician (staff) champion representing each practice. Through orientation meetings, training sessions, an online education platform, and various educational resources, these champions were educated on alcohol SBI and prevention of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs).
They used the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) method to increase alcohol SBI in their practices. Project interventions included:
Performance was evaluated via review of 50 random charts in each practice at three measurements: baseline, midpoint, and endpoint. In addition, a sustainability survey was conducted at the end of the project.
Staff Members (during overall project period): Julie Wood, MD, MPH; Pamela Carter-Smith, MPA; Melanie Bird, PhD; Natalia Loskutova, MD, PhD; Reshana Peterson, MPH; Natabhona Mabachi, PhD, MPH; Rajani Bharati, PhD, MPH