B SMART (Boston Sustainable Models for unhealthy Alcohol use ReducTion) Program

B SMART is a CDC-funded program aimed to prevent fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) by providing tailored education and technical assistance to Boston HealthNet Patient Care Teams (Boston Medical Center & 14 Community Health Centers).

What We Offer:

Education & Technical Assistance

  • Trainings will provide up-to-date information about FASDs and skills in substance use screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) including motivational interviewing (MI) techniques.

Communication Resources

  • Online and hardcopy FASD & SBIRT resources for providers, patients and clinic administrators.

Reporting and Data

  • Real-time virtual feedback on provider training, SBIRT implementation and FASD prevention metrics.
  • Robust process and outcome evaluation based on a mixed-methods approach

Funding Source: Funding provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cooperative agreement number NU84DD000002

Our Team:

  • Medical Director Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH
  • Program Director Jacqueline German, MPH
  • Program Evaluator Jacey A. Greece, DSc, MPH
  • Program Coordinator Candice Bangham, MPH

Contact Person: Jacqueline German, MPH

Email: Jacqueline.German@bmc.org

Phone: 617.414.6982