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Many organizations are involved with VitAL to bring our clients the best possible care. Primary funders for our project initiative include the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) and the University of Alabama School of Social Work (UA SSW).
As a part of the UA SSW, our team directs the project while ADMH serves as the administrative and fiscal agent for our cause. This collaboration allows us to provide implementation expertise with on-site technical assistance and training for participating health care organizations. It is the key to planning and implementing the project.
We also develop training materials and deliver screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) training for our healthcare providers. Representatives from the University of Alabama College of Education and the University of Alabama, Culverhouse College of Commerce support evaluation and electronic health record integration to ensure accuracy and efficiency.
Other partners include participating health care organizations, local health departments, and organizations represented on the Alabama SBIRT Policy Steering Committee.