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Diana Padilla

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Diana Padilla, RCR, CASAC-T, is Research Project Manager at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, Division of Substance Use Disorders, Columbia University Medical Center. 

Ms. Padilla provides intensive technical assistance in two organizational capacity-building initiatives; the implementation of SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment), and the integration of Equity and Inclusion strategies to improve service delivery and address behavioral health disparities for marginalized communities. Both projects are facilitated for the Northeast and Caribbean Technology Transfer Center (NeCATTC), HHS Region 2.
Ms. Padilla also Chairs the National Committee on Behavioral Health Equity & Inclusion committee for the Addiction Technology Transfer Center.  The working group focuses on disseminating the application of CLAS standards and other related topics and technical assistance initiatives to help organizations address disparities in behavioral health care. Ms. Padilla is also a Senior Trainer with more than 23 years of public health service, instructing behavioral health practitioners, prevention specialists and drug court professionals on addictions and recovery supporting best practices.


Areas of Expertise

Collaborated with several organizations, recovery support centers and community based organizations to integrate the SBIRT model within existing service delivery programs. Activities included assisting in the development of tailored implementation plans and supports, have assisted in consulting through both manual and electronic integration of screening tools, utilized the team approach of facilitating the SBIRT components, provided resources for state billing and organizational requirements, and provided both training and coaching sessions to build provider capacity and efficacy in conducting SBIRT with client populations.

trainer, facilitator
Experience Implementing
Workshops Per Year
New York State Psychiatric Institute / Columbia University Medical: Center Division of Substance Use Disorders
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