Webinar: Shaping the Alcohol Policy Environment: Past, Present and Future - Part 2

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Presented by: Cassandra Tourre


While other substances may get the share of the media attention, excessive alcohol consumption remains a consistent public health issue. This two-part webinar series will unravel the mystery of U.S. alcohol regulation, review the current science on effective strategies to addressing local conditions that influence the alcohol policy environment, and provide insights about the future of alcohol policy regulation, and the need for balance between consumer interests and public health and safety considerations. This session will cover current trends in alcohol policies related to direct-to-consumer policy changes, particularly focused on direct shipping and home deliveries and the importance of enforcement capacity to address the changing alcohol marketplace in these non-traditional settings. This session will also provide a detailed overview of temporary policy changes impacting the operational practices of alcohol outlets during the COVID-19 pandemic that NABCA has been tracking https://www.nabca.org/covid-19-resources.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the history of alcohol regulation in the U.S. and its importance today
  2. Describe current alcohol consumption and policy trends
  3. Identify effective alcohol policy and enforcement strategies to prevent excessive alcohol consumption
  4. Understand potential implications of alcohol policy changes on the alcohol environment

About Cassandra Tourre

Cassandra Tourre is the Director of Public Policy at the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA), a trade association representing alcohol regulators. She has 15 years of public health experience related to the regulation, enforcement, and marketing of alcohol. Prior to joining NABCA, Cassie was Faculty Associate at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she worked on both statewide and national projects implementing and assessing strategies to address excessive alcohol consumption.

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