Alcohol is a leading risk factor for disease, disability and premature death in Canada. Short-term health risks associated with alcohol include: injuries, violence and alcohol poisoning. Alcohol can also lead to serious long-term health risks such as: cancer, liver disease, heart disease, stroke, mental illness and alcohol dependence. Several interventions are shown to be effective in promoting moderate alcohol use, raising awareness of and reducing alcohol-related harms, and supporting healthier communities. We provide expertise and resources on developing, planning and implementing alcohol-related interventions including policy, screening, labelling and advertising.
PHO Rounds: Alcohol Risk and Policy: Canadian Alcohol Policy Evaluation (CAPE) 3.0 - Ontario Results
This PHO Rounds will present the latest CAPE results for Ontario, focusing on alcohol policies related to pricing and taxation, physical availability, minimum legal age, and screening and treatment interventions.