Alcohol and Social Injustice: The Untold Story

Alcohol and Social Injustice:
The Untold Story

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Webinar Description

This webinar seeks to change the narrative about how we think about alcohol and alcohol policies in our society. We have been systematically lied to about alcohol’s role, both historically and in the present. Alcohol industry marketing creates a “wallpaper” that both covers up the tragedies and obscures the inequities in the consequences of alcohol use in the present day. Beginning with key historical vignettes, the presentation then jumps forward in time to alcohol and the alcohol industry’s impact on health, safety and inequities today, and how we can use evidence-based alcohol policies to address this.

Webinar Objectives

In this webinar, participants will:

  • Explore how inequity is infused in the history of alcohol policy, both globally and in the USA.
  • Describe inequities in alcohol-related harms.
  • Explore alcohol’s role in various types of violence.
  • Describe how alcohol companies perpetuate and support inequities and social injustice, at national and local levels.
  • Examine evidence-based alcohol policies that alleviate inequity and address social justice issues.


Prevention practitioners, allied health partners and community members working to prevent substance misuse in tribes, communities, and states in HHS Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington).

Date & Time

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
09:30 am – 11:00 am Alaska
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Pacific
11:30 am – 01:00 pm Mountain
(view in your time zone)


Dr. David Jernigan
David Jernigan, PhD

David Jernigan, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Health Law, Policy and Management and Assistant Dean for Practice at the Boston University School of Public Health. He has written and worked on alcohol policy for more than 35 years, at local, state, national and global levels. He has written more than 150 peer-reviewed journal articles and contributed chapters to seven books on alcohol issues, as well as two chapters on cannabis policy. He has also authored or co-authored pioneering works on alcohol, young people and health worldwide and in less-resourced countries, and on cannabis policy and public health.


Click here to register for the webinar Alcohol and Social Injustice: The Untold Story



Continuing Education

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance of 1.5 hours for completion of this live webinar event.


Please contact Holly Simak ([email protected]) for any questions related to registration.  For any other questions, please contact Kathy Gardner ([email protected]).

Starts: Mar. 26, 2024 10:30 am
Ends: Mar. 26, 2024 12:00 pm
Registration Deadline
March 26, 2024
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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