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Scale-up of Prevention and Management of Alcohol Use Disorders and Comorbid Depression in Latin America

Objective

Following the strategic approach of the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) to support optimal approaches to implement existing knowledge, SCALA implements and evaluates an evidence-based approach to scale up prevention and management of Alcohol Use Disorders (AUD) and comorbid depression, using primary health care (PHC) as the integrated delivery platform, embedded within municipal settings. SCALA uses different capacity-building and training approaches for a range of health care professionals and other stakeholders and municipal-based adoption and support mechanisms for joined-up action to improve health literacy, and to prevent and manage AUD and comorbid depression, reducing the burden of their attributable non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Implemented in three countries of Latin America (Colombia, Mexico and Peru), SCALA facilitates country-specific priority setting for interventions that capture health and economic costs and benefits with a long-term perspective, to ensure best-buy programme and policy decisions that lay out the pathways for scaling up in other countries of the region, and, further, globally. SCALA supports implementation of the WHO Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020, using primary health care as the platform for the prevention and management of AUD and comorbid depressive disorders, closing treatment gaps, and reducing stigma and social exclusion. SCALA contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 as a whole, and, in particular 3.5 that strengthens the prevention and treatment of the harmful use of alcohol.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2017-Single-Stage-RTD
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4-6
6200 MD Maastricht
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 546 757,50

Participants (7)

UNIVERSIDAD PERUANA CAYETANO HEREDIA
Peru
EU contribution
€ 306 750
Address
Honorio Delgado 430
31 Lima
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CORPORACION NUEVOS RUMBOS INVESTIGACION Y PREVENCION
Colombia
EU contribution
€ 456 750
Address
"Calle 108 A # 4-15"
110111 Bogota
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM HAMBURG-EPPENDORF
Germany
EU contribution
€ 192 312
Address
Martinistrasse 52
20251 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 287 250
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION ESADE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 347 750
Address
Avenida Pedralbes 60-62
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACIO CLINIC PER A LA RECERCA BIOMEDICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 199 750
Address
Carrer Rossello 149
08036 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 231 372,50
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments