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Minimizing Harms through Controlling Density of Alcohol Outlets, Health Promotion Capacity Building, PHO

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

10:30-11:30 a.m.
This webinar will provide an overview of evidence related to alcohol outlet density as a control measure in relation to other proven alcohol control strategies.
Guest speakers Norman Giesbrecht and Ashley Wettlaufer will:

  • Provide an overview of international evidence and literature with implications to the Ontario landscape;
  • Outline challenges which exist in measuring alcohol retail density;
  • Summarize Canadian evidence and experiences, including municipal opportunities and examples.

The webinar will also discuss potential roles Ontario Public Health Units can play in minimizing community-based harms through policy.

  • Norman Giesbrecht, Ph.D.,  Senior Scientist Emeritus, Social & Epidemiological Research Department, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), and
  • Ashley Wettlaufer, MA, Research Coordinator with the Social and Epidemiological Research Department at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Learning objectives

  • To understand national and international evidence on the relationship between alcohol outlet density and minimized harms and the implications for public health practice.
  • To become aware of the opportunities to address and influence alcohol outlet density and related policies.

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Public Health Ontario is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please contact 647-260-7100 or