The Mind the Gap project will address the national treatment gap for substance use disorders (SUDs) via rapid preservice education of 500 healthcare and behavioral healthcare students. The overarching goal of this project is to equip future providers to deliver high quality services to individuals and families suffering from SUDs. We will enhance, disseminate, implement, and evaluate SUD-related curricula across multiple health and behavioral health programs at Arizona State University (ASU) and Northern Arizona University (NAU). Despite the prevalence of SUDs, mainstream healthcare education is currently inadequate in preparing future practitioners to provide evidence-based treatment to individuals with SUDs. To address this treatment gap, the project team has secured partnerships with NAU's Physician Assistant program and ASU's Healthy Lifestyles Coaching program and the Health Education and Health Promotion program. These programs presently include only limited curricula related to SUDs. We will also expand content on SUD-related specialty topics in ASU's Addiction and Substance Use-Related Disorders online graduate certificate program, the Doctor of Nursing program, and the Doctor of Behavioral Health program. This grant will support the development and delivery of new SUDs training content for undergraduate and graduate students. We will enhance existing curricula by developing new modules in SUD assessment and treatment strategies and by expanding student access to training in SUD treatment via an online learning portal (Canvas). We will incorporate and build upon our existing, comprehensive Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) curricula - funded through the SAMHSA SBIRT Student Training Grant - and our existing specialty topic curricula (e.g., medication-assisted treatment and Motivational Interviewing). We will use a quality improvement approach to iteratively evaluate, improve, and disseminate the enhanced curricula. We will then work with licensing and certification boards overseeing the participating programs to implement questions related to SUDs in certification examinations. Our project objectives are to (1) expose a minimum of 500 students to best practices for SUDs screening and interventions by implementing curricula across six health and behavioral health disciplines within two universities over the course of two years; (2) ensure student mastery of SUDs content through average scores of 80% or higher on post-training knowledge assessments; (3) establish a student course satisfaction rate of 85% or higher through the continued adaptation and enhancement of learning materials; (4) ensure the transfer of best practice for SUDs from the university classroom to post-graduation practice settings through an implementation rate of 60% or higher for new graduates; and (5) sustain SUDs curricula content in 85% of participating programs. These project objectives will create a more comprehensive and robust curricula and will increase access to SUDS training, which will, in turn, increase patient access to evidence-based interventions for risky substance use in the southwest region of the United States.