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Alcohol Policy and Health Communication, Public Health Ontario

Various, Ontario
March 2013

These workshops will explore the background of the National low-risk drinking guidelines (LRDG’s), regional data related to the burden of alcohol, and current Ontario-based campaigns addressing LRDG messaging. A detailed overview of PHO’s 12-step health communication model will be provided utilizing evaluated campaigns as practical application examples.


  • Ben Rempel, Health Promotion Field Specialist, Alcohol Policy, Public Health Ontario.
  • Sophie Rosa, Health Promotion Field Specialist, Health Communication, Public Health Ontario

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the prevalence and burden of alcohol
  • Share drinking behaviour data by region and subpopulation
  • Present key findings from PHO’s review of alcohol-related health messaging
  • Explain PHO’s 12-step health communication model with application to developing health communication plans specific to Canada’s LRDG’s

All events are 9:00 a.m.–4:15 p.m.

  • Sudbury, Ontario, March 5, 2013, Steel Workers Hall, 66 Brady Street
  • London, Ontario, March 19, 2013, Central Library, Stevenson Hunt Room A&B, 251 Dundas Street
  • Kingston, Ontario, March 22, 2013, KFL&A Public Health, Auditorium A and B, 221 Portsmouth Ave

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