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 [email protected] 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 [email protected].