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New Resource: Tools for supporting local action toreduce alcohol-related harms - Policy options

Public Health Ontario (http://www.oahpp.ca/)  and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (http://www.camh.ca/)  (CAMH) Resource Centre have partnered on the development of a resource aimed at increasing awareness of and access to evidence-informed tools and resources regarding local/regional alcohol policy in Ontario. This resource also aligns with recommendations stemming from the Alcohol No Ordinary Commodity forum, specifically that: "Work can be done locally to build momentum towards an alcohol strategy: Initiatives include developing regional alcohol management strategies, creating and/or updating municipal alcohol policies, pressing for strong regulatory controls on alcohol, actively supporting alcohol-related health resolutions, and implementing proven interventions ..."

Tools for supporting local action to reduce alcohol-related harms: Policy options and a resource inventory to support alcohol policy in Ontario consists of two tools which are intended to assist Healthy Communities Partnerships and public health stakeholders in the prevention of alcohol-related harms in their communities through increasing awareness of and the development of healthy public alcohol policies.

To learn more about the resource, please visit the HC Link blog:
http://hclinkontario.ca/index.php/blog/latest

To download the resource, please visit:
http://hclinkontario.ca/images/PHO_CAMH%20Report%20Aug%201_2012.pdf