Degree: MPA Institute Title: Project Director Email:email@example.com Office Phone: 314-516-8454 Fax Phone: 314-516-8405
Ms. Adkins is a Project Director at MIMH. She has over 19 years of experience in the evaluation of substance abuse prevention programs and mental health consumer services, with extensive skills in national and state multi-site project management, evaluation and training. Her experience includes managing a statewide longitudinal evaluation of an Emergency Room Diversion program, designed to increase access to Community Mental Health Centers, managing the largest national evidence-based consumer-operated-services study conducted to date, and evaluating a statewide substance misuse prevention program that screened for risky use in medical systems. She has also conducted interviewing skills training across the State and presented findings at national and international conferences.
MOSBIRT is a substance abuse prevention project that has screened more than 200,000 Missourians in various medical settings for risky substance use behaviors. Those at risk are offered 1 to 6 brief evidence based sessions to reduce those risks. With this early intervention, individuals can reduce their risks and improve their health.
MIMH has provided program evaluation services to agencies in the community, statewide and nationally for the past 40 years. With expertise in both process and outcome evaluation, MIMH has worked hand-in-hand with organizations to improve program services and assess program effectiveness.
Describing Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) at the 2013 Missouri Spring Training conference this slide deck provides information on why SBI is important, where it is being done in Missouri, and how it is being implemented in medical settings across the state.