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Alcohol Resources

Harmful alcohol use can lead to increased risk of health problems, and is a leading risk factor for death disease and disability in Ontario. This includes injuries, violence, liver diseases, cancer and other chronic diseases. Both the patterns and level of consumptions can contribute to the overall burden of illness.

Local alcohol policies can be an important and effective way to promote moderate alcohol consumption, support community values, raise awareness of harms, influence community social norms and promote healthier communities.

Public Health Ontario provides a variety of resources and expertise to enable municipal alcohol policies and planning and implementation of alcohol-related interventions.

 

 

Municipal Alcohol Policies and Public Health: A Primer

 

Local alcohol policies can be effective in promoting moderate alcohol consumption.  This Primer provides guidance on the development and/or revision process of local policies.

 

Focus On: Alcohol Marketing

 
 

Alcohol marketing, advertising and sponsorship is a growing public health concern. This Focus On provides an overview of alcohol marketing, highlights best practices in alcohol marketing policy; and identifies knowledge gaps to support future work in this area.​

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Sub-topics

Municipal alcohol policy
   
Alcohol labelling
   
Presentations

Provincial Municipal Alcohol Policy (MAP) Scan: Summary of Findings from a Public Health Unit Survey

At a Glance: The eight steps for developing a municipal alcohol policy

Making the case: Tools for supporting local alcohol policy in Ontario

Municipal Alcohol Policies and Public Health: A Primer​

Focus On:  Alcohol warning labels and FASD

Focus On: Standard alcohol labels (2015)

Evidence Brief: Impacts of standard drink labelling (2014)


 

Seminar: Municipal Alcohol Policy Scan (October 22, 2015)

Seminar: Alcohol Policy Interventions (June 19, 2014)

 

Alcohol Advertising
 
Data and Analytics
   
Related links

 

 

 

Focus On: Standard alcohol labels (2015)

Evidence Brief: Impacts of standard drink labelling (2014)

Snapshots: Self-reported alcohol use

Taking Action To Prevent Chronic Disease

Opening Eyes, Opening Minds: The Ontario Burden of Mental Illness and Addictions Research

Low Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines (Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse)

Ontario Public Heath Standards Guidance Document

 

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