Gambling Disorder Screening Day is March 10, 2020
Gambling Disorder Screening Day (Screening Day) is a one-day event held annually on the second Tuesday of March during Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Established in 2014, Screening Day has included supporters and screeners from Cambridge Health Alliance, Massachusetts and New England, the United States, and around the world. Screening Day has helped identify individuals in those regions who might have Gambling Disorder and should seek further assessment.
Although the Division supports year-round screening for gambling-related problems, Screening Day is an international movement designed to support providers in the identification of Gambling Disorder. Gambling Disorder leads to financial, emotional, social, occupational, and physical harms, yet many cases of Gambling Disorder go undetected, due to limited assessment for this problem. Screening Day addresses the imperative to detect gambling-related problems as early as possible, and the Division encourages all organizations and providers to participate in this annual event.
Hosting a screening event on Screening Day has never been easier. The Division’s Screening Day Toolkit contains a variety of free online tools and resources, including a printable and customizable Screening Day Flyer, BBGS e-Screener (Brief Biosocial Gambling Screen) and a one-page article What Is Gambling Disorder? The Division encourages organizations and individuals to share these tools and resources to educate staff and patients.
To host Screening Day on March 10, 2020, email firstname.lastname@example.org.