Effecting Change through Alcohol Control Policies

RECORDING: Effecting Change through Alcohol Control Policies


Dr. Toomey will discuss the importance of addressing alcohol-related problems using a population-level approach. She will provide an overview of how alcohol control policies can be effective in reducing a range of alcohol-related problems as well as describe key alcohol control policies that could be enacted at a local or state level. Additionally, she will discuss the importance of implementation of the policies as well as using a comprehensive approach that combines multiple policies and related strategies.



Following this webinar, participants will be able to: (1) describe alcohol control policies that address physical and economic availability of alcohol, (2) discuss the importance of systematic implementation of policies, and (3) describe the importance of strategically combining different alcohol control policies and implementation strategies.



Traci L. Toomey, PhD

Traci L. Toomey, PhD is a professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. She serves as the director of the Alcohol Epidemiology Program at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on the prevention of problems related to use of substances, including alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana. Much of her research has addressed underage alcohol use and over service of alcohol. She has a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Minnesota.

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