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Health Promotion Capacity Building Services and Resources, Alcohol Policy at a Glance Webinar, PHO

Online    
May 22, 2012

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

A comprehensive, policy-led approach is essential in mitigating alcohol-related harms. Recent international research conducted through the World Health Organization has identified key alcohol policy domains approaches for public health practitioners and policy-makers to focus efforts. This introductory webinar will provide a primer on the importance and appropriateness of using policy as a health promotion strategy to reduce harms associated with alcohol. A brief overview of the harms and costs associated with alcohol in Ontario will be delivered along with a discussion on evidence-informed alcohol policy instruments. The presentation will conclude by providing a brief snapshot of Ontario’s current landscape, challenges, and opportunities in regards to alcohol policy while providing links to helpful resources and reports.

A new opportunity for attendees of the Alcohol Policy at a Glance webinar: personalized consultation

Benjamin Rempel, the presenter for the Alcohol Policy at a Glance webinar on May 22, 2012, will also be available for informal, one-on-one, free consultations in follow-up to the webinar.

These consultations can be on any area of alcohol policy.  For example:

  • I would like more context on alcohol policy in Ontario
  • I’m interested in new research in this area
  • I’m looking for resources to assist with developing a municipal alcohol policy or regional alcohol strategy
  • I’m looking for advice on how to proceed within the alcohol policy development process
  • I’d like someone to review and offer advice on a proposed alcohol policy
  • I’m planning an alcohol intervention and would like advice on how to begin
  • I’m unclear to what indicators our alcohol intervention should focus on to measure success
  • … or anything else related to alcohol policy  

If you would like to sign up for a time to consult with Benjamin, you can do so by going to and registering for one of the consultation sessions at http://alcoholpolicyconsultation.eventbrite.com.  Once you have signed up, you will be contacted via email to provide a sentence or two about your topic for consultation.

Once a consultation session is booked, that time is held for you.  If you find you can’t attend, please contact Hasina Jamal at hasina.jamal@oahpp.ca or call 647-260-7471 to cancel or to rebook.
 
Of course, you are also able to request a free consultation at any time with our field support specialists by completing the brief form:  http://www.thcu.ca/consultation/request_form.cfm.

Stay up-to-date on upcoming events and calls for abstracts by visiting our calendar.

If you have submissions, or questions or comments about the items above, send them to cbs@oahpp.ca.