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Reducing alcohol-related harm through prevention planning and implementation: local successes, challenges and resources, CAMH & PHO

Ottawa, Ontario
June 9, 2013

9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Ottawa Convention Centre, 50 Rideau Street

A Canadian Public Health Association pre-conference workshop presented by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Public Health Ontario

Building on CPHA’s 2012 position paper on alcohol and local examples, participants of this workshop will gain capacity to address alcohol issues in their communities.

Interactive discussions will address several topics:

  • Alcohol as a public health issue
  • Recent cross-Canada developments in drinking patterns
  • Harm reduction and prevention responses
  • How alcohol-related social problems impact communities
  • Feasible local policies and prevention interventions and how they complement provincial/territorial initiatives
  • Implementation, outcomes and lessons related to several Canadian examples of local action on alcohol

At this conference we will launch and distribute copies of: Tools for supporting local action to reduce alcohol-related harms: policy options and a resource inventory to support alcohol policy in Ontario.

Participants will have an opportunity to:

  • Reflect on local action in other jurisdictions
  • Review resources used by others
  • Give voice to their experiences
  • Contribute to planning an in-progress guidebook on local action on alcohol issues

This event will be co-hosted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Public Health Ontario, with facilitation by experts in health promotion, training, knowledge exchange and research. Enjoy presentations by:

  • Dr. Norman Giesbrecht, Senior Scientist, Social and Epidemiological Research, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Elizabeth Manafo, Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition, Alcohol Working Group
  • Ashley Wettlaufer, Research Coordinator, Social and Epidemiological Research, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Ben Rempel, Health Promotion Field Support Specialist, Public Health Ontario   

A continental breakfast will be provided. A $25.00 registration fee is charged to partially cover food and room rental costs.

Space is limited. Please register early to guarantee a spot.  For further details, please visit the following link: http://www.cpha.ca/en/conferences/conf2013/pre.aspx#2.