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Seminar: Alcohol Policy at a Glance
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Venue: Online
Health Promotion
City: Online
Format: Webinar
To reduce alcohol-related harms a comprehensive health promotion approach is needed. This should include the development and implementation of alcohol policies.
In this webinar we will:
  • Explain the important role of policy to reduce alcohol-related harms
  • Introduce alcohol policy research supported by the World Health Organization
  • Provide an overview of the harms and costs of alcohol use in Ontario
  • Discuss evidence-informed alcohol policy strategies
  • Describe the alcohol policy landscape in Ontario
  • Provide links to helpful resources and reports

Presenter: Benjamin Rempel

Benjamin Rempel is a health promotion field support specialist focusing on alcohol policy at Public Health Ontario. Ben’s professional background spans over ten years of experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating provincial public health initiatives across a variety of areas including injury prevention, community engagement and alcohol policy. Ben has contributed to numerous publications, workshops, and resources on healthy public policy, with research published in several academic journals. He holds an undergraduate degree in health promotion from Laurentian University and a master of public health from the University of Waterloo.

Learning objectives

  • To understand research and strategies related to alcohol policy
  • To become aware of current alcohol policy resources 


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