Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site.


The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Implementation Barriers to and Facilitators of Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral, and Treatment (SBIRT) in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)

Publication Date
Mar 30, 2015

This report reviews the research literature on the barriers in federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and primary care and strategies for overcoming those barriers to integrate substance use (SU) care into evolving patient-centered medical/health homes (PCMHs). The literature review is supplemented by extensive interviews with experts and site visits to FQHCs across the country. From these data, several opportunities have been identified that could help FQHCs adopt and sustain SU screening and treatment as a routine part of whole-person care for their patients.