Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

“Shake-Shake It Off”: Implementing SBIRT in Mwembeshi and Central Province, Zambia

This cost-benefit analysis was prepared at the request of the Lutheran Health Alliance to examine the value of implementing a screen, brief intervention and referral to treatment program in Zambia. The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce harmful alcohol consumption patterns. This analysis details implementation of the pilot program in Mwembeshi, a rural community in Central Province, Zambia. Upon consideration of the costs and benefits associated with scaling the program up to the level of the Central Province, the authors recommend the implementation of the pilot program. However, because the results are sensitive to the success rate of the program, they also recommend that Lutheran Health Alliance monitor the success rate of the pilot program before scaling up to the provincial level.

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: Cost-Benefit Analysis Public Affairs 881 taught by David Weimer in Fall 2014
  • Author(s): Kate Austin, Michelle Duren, Ben Emmel, Diana Rosales, and Alex Straka
  • Client Name: Lutheran Health Alliance