A Cohort of Committed Partners Working for Youth
Beginning in 2014, with funding from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, NORC at the University of Chicago partnered with the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the Center for Clinical Social Work (CCSW), the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), Institute for Research, Education, and Training in Addictions (IRETA), and Kognito to engage nursing and social work schools, and their accrediting bodies, in a learning collaborative to develop and evaluate interactive, competency-based substance use screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) curriculum.
NORC at the University of Chicago is an independent research organization headquartered in downtown Chicago with additional offices on the University of Chicago’s campus, the DC Metro area, Atlanta, Boston, and San Francisco. NORC also supports a nationwide field staff as well as international research operations. With clients throughout the world, NORC collaborates with government agencies, foundations, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and businesses to provide data and analysis that support informed decision-making in key areas, including health care, education, economics, crime, justice, and energy. NORC’s decades of leadership and experience in data collection, analysis, and dissemination—coupled with deep subject matter expertise—provide the foundation for effective solutions. Learn more about NORC and the SBIRT projects at www.norc.org.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
AACN is the nation’s leading nursing education association providing resources and support for baccalaureate, master's, DNP programs, and PhD nursing programs. Learn more about AACN at www.aacn.nche.edu.
CCSW is a not-for-profit national organization for the profession, conducts advocacy, and education as well as practice-related certification (through its ABE unit) and community-building, networking, and membership services (through its ACSWA unit). The Center seeks to be a unifying force amid the diversity and dynamism of a profession with more than 200,000 members constituting the largest provider of behavioral healthcare and related services in the United States. Learn more at acswa.org.
Kognito is a leader in developing and disseminating immersive
learning experiences that simulate challenging conversations about health and
social issues using fully-animated, emotionally responsive virtual humans. Kognito’s
online and mobile simulations allow consumers and professionals to build the
skills, attitudes and self-efficacy to engage in real-life conversations that
can drive significant and sustained changes in their own and others’ health
behaviors. Kognito simulations have addressed a wide range of health topics,
including substance use screening and brief intervention competencies for primary care and emergency department professionals. Learn more about Kognito at www.kognito.com.