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The National Alcohol Strategy: History and future priorities, Health Promotion Capacity Building, PHO

January 17, 2014

10:30-11:30 a.m.

After extensive cross-country consultations, Health Canada, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, and the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission co-chaired an expert working group to develop a National Alcohol Strategy. The resulting report, Reducing Alcohol-Related Harm in Canada: Towards a Culture of Moderation - Recommendations for a National Alcohol Strategy (2007), sets out 41 recommendations to support the development of a culture of moderate alcohol use and to reduce alcohol-related harm.

Shortly after, a National Alcohol Strategy Advisory Committee was organized to implement, monitor and evaluate recommendations within the National Alcohol Strategy.

This webinar will outline the history and purpose of the National Alcohol Strategy along with future priorities for the Committee. Applicability to and the role of local public health in supporting recommendations within the National Alcohol Strategy will also be discussed.  

Presenter:  Carolyn Davison, Director of Addiction Services in the Mental Health, Children’s Services, and Addictions Branch of the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness

Learning objectives

  • To understand the history and role of the National Alcohol Strategy
  • To become aware of practical opportunities to support the recommendations within the National Alcohol Strategy  

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