• SCALA at a glance


    SCALA at a glance
    SCALA is a 4-year H2020 project which will test the scale-up of primary health care-based prevention and management of heavy drinking and co-morbid depression through training and on-going support embedded in community-based municipal action

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  • Facts and figures

    Key points

    Facts and figures
    The SCALA H2020 project started in December 2017 and will run for 4 years, with a budget of €3M.
  • The SCALA Study

    Implementation study

    The SCALA Study
    The SCALA study will test the hypothesis that the scale-up of implementing a tailored brief intervention package embedded in a wider strategy of community and municipal support in Latin American cities, will increase screening and advice rates for heavy drinking and co-morbid depression more than the usual practice, carried out by health care providers alone. Find out more...
  • Who is working on SCALA?


    Who is working on SCALA?
    SCALA involves over 25 scientists from 9 different institutions located in 7 countries in Europe and Latin America

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The first SCALA General Partner meeting was held in Barcelona CaixaForum from Wednesday 21st to Thursday 22nd March 2018. 

Further information can be seen below:

  • Agenda (PDF)
  • Outcomes:
    • Meeting schedules were agreed: Meetings twice a month with the 3 country partners together; Twice a month: individual meetings with each country partner; Next partner meeting in Barcelona, October 2018 
    • Overall project calendar updated according to Barcelona discussions 
    • CABs and Community Action: work ongoing on an integrated PPT that will include the discussed Community Advisory Boards terms of reference and work to be developed; Also a calendar with milestones related to CABs, Community Action and Country plans and way of working towards these
    • REB - Tools/Questionnaires Translations: distributing and coordinating translation into Spanish.
    • Alcohol Literacy: teleconferences and next steps agreed with regards to the Newest Vital Sign with the aim of finalising this and any other tools.
    • Patient interviews: collating all the questions for the patients’ interviews across workpackages 
    • Presentations circulated internally
    • Internal interim financial reporting: scheduled for May 2018.