3290.0 Bridging environmental policy assessment and design: Firearms, alcohol, tobacco and obesity

Monday, November 9, 2009: 2:30 PM
This session describes the analytic process of developing a cohesive environmental policy strategy in a community setting in the four public health areas of firearms, alcohol, tobacco, and obesity. The goal is to create an opportunity to foster the exchange of environmental policy assessment tools, challenges, solutions and lessons learned. By doing so, the audience will increase environmental policy assessment, strategy development, selection and problem-solving skils globally and for the four public health areas highlighted. The session will be moderated by Ann Mahony. The first presenter will describe assessment and application of environmental policy models successes and barriers in state and community settings. The second presenter will outline the assessment and application of the environmental perspective of alcohol-related problems and review the strategies and tactics that emerge from this perspective. The third presenter will discuss strategy development and describe efforts to link tobacco and other environmental policy efforts at local and state levels to achieve greater impact. The last presenter will describe the analytic process for obesity environmental policy implementation in the community based on lessons learned in firearms, alcohol and tobacco. The moderator will highlight the similarities and differences of the four areas before opening the session up for questions.
Session Objectives: To analyze the common elements of environmental policy policy strategies across four areas of public health including firearms, alcohol, tobacco and obesity; To explain the rationale for the assessment of environmental policy options as an integrated strategic approach to a range of public health problems in the community setting
Ann Mahony, MPH

2:30 PM

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Organized by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Endorsed by: Environment

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)