Funding for PPW Program Services

Prevention Plus Wellness (PPW) screening and brief interventions (SBIs), including the one-session evidence-based SPORT and InShape PPW programs for youth and young adults, respectively, are a more holistic option for providing SBI in school, community, and healthcare settings.

PPW SBIs are “whole health” in that they not only target substance use prevention (i.e., alcohol, e-cigarette, marijuana, and opioids) but also promote healthy lifestyle behaviors (i.e., physical activity, healthy nutrition, sleep, and stress control) known to enhance mental and physical wellbeing.

Adding an additional substance abuse screening survey (e.g., CRAFFT+N, DAST-10 or AUDIT) to the PPW screening survey allows the provider to implement PPW as a universal prevention intervention for all youth/adults, but also identify higher-risk individuals for referral to treatment.

SBI is a USPSTF-approved service for adults, is included in the NCQA performance measure set for insurers and is part of the essential health benefits under the Affordable Care Act.

A recent study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that SBI is mostly paid through grant funding and public and commercial insurance; school-based settings use a range of approaches including grants, public insurance and other public funding1.

SAMHSA provides information about coding for reimbursing screening and brief intervention services:,insurance%2C%20Medicare%2C%20and%20Medicaid 

View a sample grant proposal to fund PPW programs and training: 

For questions about funding PPW SBIs: or call us: (904) 472-5022. 

1Reif S, Brolin M, Beyene TM, D'Agostino N, Stewart MT, Horgan CM. Payment and Financing for Substance Use Screening and Brief Intervention for Adolescents and Adults in Health, School, and Community Settings. J Adolesc Health. 2022 Oct;71(4S):S73-S82. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2022.04.012. PMID: 36122974; PMCID: PMC9945348.