Working to reduce alcohol harm

Strategies to Reduce Harmful Alcohol Use

Action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases in the WHO European Region

The proposed Action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases in the WHO European Region continues and updates the Action Plan for implementation of the European Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2012—2016. Taking account of new evidence, exciting developments, existing commitments and progress of Member States, the Action
plan focuses on priority action areas and interventions for the next 10 years (2016—2025) in order to achieve regional and global targets to reduce premature mortality, reduce the disease burden, improve the quality of life and make healthy life expectancy more equitable.
September 6, 2016 - 583.6 KiB

Galway City Alcohol Survey

Research commissioned by Health Promotion and Improvement, HSE, on behalf of the Galway Healthy Cities Alcohol Forum, to establish a benchmark on behaviours and attitudes towards alcohol within Galway City.

Specifically, the research was designed to: (i) report on current attitudes, awareness and behaviours in relation to alcohol use and alcohol-related harm in Galway City; (ii) examine the views of citizens on current alcohol policy issues in Galway City; and (iii) provide information to assist the Galway Healthy Cities Alcohol Forum in implementing the strategy to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm in Galway City.
June 27, 2016 - 475.3 KiB

Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar published far-reaching legislation to tackle Ireland’s ongoing problem with alcohol misuse and reduce consumption. The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill treats this as a public health issue for the first time and aims to reduce the damage that alcohol causes to individuals and to society. Its goal is to reduce average annual alcohol consumption in Ireland from 11 to 9.1 litres per person by 2020.
December 17, 2015 - 548.7 KiB

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children launch of Report on the Pre- legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015

Following publication of the General Heads of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015 the Joint Committee on Health and Children undertook to carry out pre-legislative scrutiny (PLS) on these proposals.
June 22, 2015 - 1.1 MiB

General Scheme of the Public Health Alcohol Bill 2015

The General Scheme of the Public Health Alcohol Bill 2015, published by the Department of Health in February 2015.
February 10, 2015 - 241.8 KiB

The impact of the Alcohol Act on off-trade alcohol sales in Scotland

Researchers at NHS Health Scotland and the University of Glasgow found that the Alcohol etc. (Scotland) Act which included a ban on multi-buy promotions, was associated with a 4% drop in the amount of wine sold in Scotland's supermarkets and off-licences. In the year since the Act was introduced, there was a 2.6% decrease in the amount of alcohol sold per adult in Scotland.
May 31, 2013 - 931.4 KiB

Steering Group Report on the National Susbtance Misuse Strategy

The Steering Group Report on a National Substance Misuse Strategy, released in February, 2012 has created a comprehensive set of recommendations - including the introduction of minimum pricing - that if implemented will go a considerable way to protecting the health and wellbeing of children, young people and families in communities across Ireland.
February 12, 2013 - 1.1 MiB

Report On The Misuse of Alcohol and Other Drugs 2012

The Report On The Misuse of Alcohol and Other Drugs was launched by the Joint Committee on Health and Children in 2012. The majority of the Committee members support the introduction of minimum pricing and recommend measures on alcohol availability and marketing, including marketing on social networking sites.
February 12, 2013 - 1.4 MiB

Health-Related Consequences of Problem Alcohol Use

Alcohol is associated with a range of chronic and acute medical conditions, including liver cirrhosis, various cancers, road traffic accidents and suicide. The 2009 Health Research Board report "Health-Related Consequences of Problem Alcohol Use" makes a number of recommendations about what is needed in Ireland to reduce the health-related consequences of alcohol consumption
February 12, 2013 - 1.5 MiB

AMPHORA Manifesto on Alcohol Policy

The final conference of the AMPHORA research project was held with the Swedish Medical Society in Stockholm, on October 17 to 19. Among other things, the conference resulted in the publication of the AMPHORA Manifesto on Alcohol Policy, in which 71 scientists from 33 organizations from 14 European countries provide a base of understanding of alcohol policy and what it entails, encourage rethinking the dynamics of policymaking and the necessary actions across different levels and sectors of society.
November 21, 2012 - 278.6 KiB

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