Tagged: Brief Intervention

NEWS: Scotland: Interventions to Reduce Health Inequalities

NHS Health Scotland has released the latest version of the excellent Triple-I tool that looks at the effectiveness of interventions to reduce health inequalities. It includes analysis of alcohol and tobacco control policy measures.The strength of this work is the breadth of interventions that are analyzed: income-redistributing changes to taxes and benefits, preventative interventions like 20mph speed limits and tobacco taxes and mitigating interventions like CBT and Alcohol Brief Interventions…

REPORT: Managing Alcohol Use Disorder In Primary Health Care

Despite the global burden of disease due to alcohol and the evidence that this can be reduced by screening and brief advice programmes delivered in primary health care, such programmes remain poorly implemented. Were such programmes widely implemented, there would be substantial health and productivity gains…

REPORT: Health In India 2017

Two randomised controlled trials from Goa, India, in today’s Lancet assess brief psychological treatment delivered by lay counsellors in primary care for depression (the Healthy Activity Program; HAP) and for harmful alcohol use (Counselling for Alcohol Problems; CAP). Although WHO recommends psychological interventions for mental health disorders, evidence comes largely from high-income countries. These trials from the Program for Effective Mental health Interventions in Under-resourced health systeMs (PREMIUM), show feasibility, outcomes, and cost in a developing country…

NEWS: Internet, Mobile Devices Prompt Positive Lifestyle Changes

The Internet and mobile interventions improve important lifestyle behaviors
People are more likely to adopt heart healthy behaviors when guided and encouraged via the Internet, their cell phones or other devices, according to 23 years of research…

REPORT: Alcohol Use Disorders In Primary Health Care

A paradigm shift is proposed for dealing with alcohol use disorders in primary health care, where initiation for treatment for AUD is seen as the central element…

REPORT: Alcohol in Europe

At the time that the European Commission has been preparing its own strategy on alcohol to cover the full range of activity that takes place at a European level, it has called for an analysis of the health, social and economic impact of alcohol in Europe. This is the present report, which is an expert synthesis of published reviews, systematic reviews, meta-analyses and individual papers, as well as an analysis of data made available by the European Commission and the World Health Organization.
The report views alcohol policy as “serving the interests of public health and social well-being through its impact on health and social determinants.”
This is embedded in a public health framework, a process to “mobilize local, state, national and international resources to ensure the conditions in which people can be healthy”…