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Seminar: Minimizing harms through controlling density of alcohol outlets
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Venue: Online
Topic:
Health Promotion
City: Online
Type:  
Format: Webinar
This webinar will provide an overview of evidence related to alcohol outlet density as a control measure in relation to other proven alcohol control strategies.
 
Guest speakers Norman Giesbrecht and Ashley Wettlaufer will:
 
  • Provide an overview of international evidence and literature with implications to the Ontario landscape;
  • Outline challenges which exist in measuring alcohol retail density; 
  • Summarize Canadian evidence and experiences, including municipal opportunities and examples.
 
The webinar will also discuss potential roles Ontario Public Health Units can play in minimizing community-based harms through policy.
 

Presenters

Norman Giesbrecht, Ph.D. is a Senior Scientist Emeritus, Social & Epidemiological Research Department, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), and an Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. Dr. Giesbrechts' publications include: the impacts of alcohol policies on drinking patterns and on alcohol-related trauma and chronic disease; acute alcohol consumption and suicide; community-based prevention strategies; and harm to others from alcohol. He is the Principal Investigator on a recent CIHR grant involving a comparative inter-provincial assessment of effective alcohol policies, and he is a co-investigator on grants from the US National Institutes of Health.
 
Ashley Wettlaufer, MA, is a Research Coordinator with the Social and Epidemiological Research Department at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Ms. Wettlaufer holds a Masters in Applied Social Psychology from the University of Guelph and specializes in alcohol policy research. Recently, Ms. Wettlaufer was involved in a CIHR funded project that examined the implementation of effective alcohol policies across Canada. Currently, in collaboration with the University of Victoria, Ashley is contributing to a project that aims to evaluate the effectiveness of Managed Alcohol Programs across Canada and is also working with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) on several alcohol-related initiatives.
 

Learning objectives

  • To understand national and international evidence on the relationship between alcohol outlet density and minimized harms and the implications for public health practice.
  • To become aware of the opportunities to address and influence alcohol outlet density and related policies.

Questions?

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If you have submissions, or questions or comments about the items above, send them to hpcb@oahpp.ca.
 
Public Health Ontario is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please contact 647-260-7100 or hpcb@oahpp.ca.
 
 
 

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