Health Organization Collaborative Project on Identification and Management
of Alcohol-related Problems in Primary
of Country-wide Strategies for Implementing Early Identification and Brief Alcohol Intervention in
Primary Health Care.
Current Research: Phase IV Overview
The two central aims of Phase IV are:
to make a significant difference to the
"real world" conditions under which brief interventions are
disseminated in primary health care.
to establish a programme of action leading to
the widespread, routine and enduring implementation of screening and brief
interventions in primary health care.
The Phase IV project is to a
large extent flexible and will vary among each participating country. It can,
however, be divided roughly into the following three strands:
Strand 1 consists of 4 components that
are essential to a successful implementation strategy.
of existing screening and
brief intervention materials and procedures for use in primary health care.
reframing of alcohol issues by developing a
Communications Strategy to promote better understanding of the concept of "risky
building a Strategic Alliance
of key organizations and individuals in order to promote widespread
implementation of screening and brief interventions in primary health care
preparation for a Demonstration
Project in Strand 2 of the study.
Strand 2 will be a Demonstration Project
or Projects based on the findings of Strand 1. The building of the
Strategic Alliance will continue during this strand.
Strand 3 represents an iterative process
in which experiences gained during the Demonstration Project will be used to
further customise materials and services, refine the Communications Strategy and
improve the overall implementation strategy.
It is expected that Phase IV will
initiate an ongoing and iterative process that will continue after the study
itself has formally ended. In the same way that it took many years for
screening and brief advice against cigarette smoking to be fully accepted as an
essential contribution to public health, it may take a similar period for
screening and brief interventions against risky drinking to be widely accepted
and implemented. The Strategic Alliance, combined with the other
components of the project, is an essential first step in this direction.
To find out more about the components of Phase
IV, please follow the links below:
[Communications] [Strategic Alliance]
[Current Research] [Country Projects]
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