Unhealthy Alcohol Use Initiative - Findings Webinar


In 2019, AHRQ launched the EvidenceNOW: Managing UAU Initiative to help primary care practices increase efforts to address patients’ unhealthy alcohol use (UAU). As the fourth-leading leading cause of preventable death, UAU is a key public health issue that can be identified and treated in primary care settings. UAU is associated with a wide range of adverse consequences related to physical and mental health, and social and economic concerns.  

The initiative funded grantee projects to disseminate effective quality improvement strategies to increase screening, management, and treatment of UAU in primary care through evidence-based screening and brief intervention for UAU and medication-assisted therapy for alcohol use disorder. This webinar will present findings from the national evaluation conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago and findings from grantee projects in Colorado and Virginia.  

This webinar has ended. A recording will be available soon and made available on this page.

The AHRQ Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care aims to increase awareness of valuable behavioral health resources among those who would benefit from them. These include the Managing Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care Tools & Resources Collection and the Environmental Scan Final Report: Managing Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care available on the Academy website.