Community of Learning: GPRA Series - Session 4 (June 17, 2020)

Session 4: Universal Alcohol Screening (UAS) and Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

June 17, 2020 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET



The Indian Health Service reports to the GRPA for many health topics. The UAS and SBIRT are evidence-based practices and tools used by the IHS to capture data on individuals at risk for alcohol and substance abuse.




JB Kinlacheeny, MPH, Public Health Advisor, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Lead, Indian Health Service Headquarters

JB Kinlacheeny, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, is the Public Health Advisor - Alcohol and Substance Abuse (ASA) National Lead for the Indian Health Service (IHS). The IHS, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for American Indian and Alaska Native people. As the ASA lead, Mr. Kinlacheeny is responsible for providing leadership in the administration of the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program within the Office of Clinical and Preventive Services (OCPS) Division of Behavioral Health (DBH).

All session PowerPoint slides and recordings will be able to be found here:  

By NCUIH, posted on Wednesday June 3, 2020