Primary Care SIG Webinar: Primary Care Practice Engagement: The SPARC Trial (Jan. 22, 12pm ET)

Primary Care Practice Engagement: The SPARC Trial to Increase Alcohol-Related Prevention and Treatment

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Center for the Clinical Trials Network (CCTN) Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) SIG is transitioning to a Primary Care SIG (revitalizing the PBRN into primary care focus). To launch this, the Primary Care SIG is hosting a webinar titled Primary Care Practice Engagement: The SPARC Trial to Increase Alcohol-Related Prevention and Treatment. This virtual meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 22, 2024 from 12:00 p.m.– 1:00 p.m. ET.

Speaker: Kathy Bradley, M.D. (Health Systems Node)

Description: Dr. Bradley will speak on her team’s experience engaging primary care clinics in the SPARC trial. SPARC used practice facilitation, EHR tools and performance feedback, to implement alcohol-related prevention and treatment across 25 primary care clinics: 3 pilot sites and 22 sites in a stepped wedge trial in which the implementation intervention increased alcohol screening, brief intervention, AUD diagnosis, and initiation of AUD treatment (but not treatment engagement). The trial has been described in multiple publications (main results Lee JAMA Internal Medicine 2023). This presentation will focus on overcoming challenges in implementing the intervention in primary care clinics. This meeting will be recorded.

If you are interested, please join the webinar here (no registration required).

Please contact Maria Prado to be added to the calendar invite and for access to the meeting recording afterwards.

If you have any questions about the meeting logistics, please contact If you have any questions about the webinar content, please contact Sebastian Tong

Individuals with disabilities who need sign language interpreting and/or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event should contact Sean Randol at (240) 863-0507 or or through the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339). Requests should be made at least five business days in advance of the event.