3166.0: Monday, November 13, 2000 - Board 5

Abstract #18308

Developing a System for Monitoring and Analyzing Local Alcohol Policy Actions in the United States

Jamie Chriqui, PhD, MHS, Joanna M. King, JD, and Munira A. Llaji. Mayatech, , jamie@mayatech.com

Developing a System for Monitoring and Analyzing Local Alcohol Policy Actions in the United States J.F. Chriqui, Ph.D., M.H.S., J.M. King, J.D., M. Llaji, The MayaTech Corporation

Background: Alcohol policies in the United States are enacted by all levels of government and often focus on reducing the prevalence and incidence of alcoholism and related problems, reducing alcohol consumption among vulnerable populations, and reducing motor vehicle crashes and other alcohol-related trauma. To respond to this need, we have developed a Local Alcohol Policy Information System (LAPIS) that will enable the public health, research, and government communities to obtain ready access to this type of information and to incorporate this data into their studies and analyses. In this poster session, we will present preliminary results of a study to systematically collect and analyze the nature and extent of alcohol policies enacted by a sample of counties and municipal governments in the United States (N=115). The sample for our study represented counties with a population over 100,000 persons and municipalities with a population greater than 50,000 persons (N=1149). Information will be presented on two primary data collection methods, the type of information received, and a preliminary analysis of the policy information itself.

Funding Support: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism/grant

Learning Objectives: N/A

Keywords: Alcohol, Policy/Policy Development

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: None
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA