219183 Justice for our youth: Ending the assault on research-based prevention efforts

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 : 5:24 PM - 5:42 PM

Diane E. Riibe , Project Extra Mile, Omaha, NE
Project Extra Mile is a statewide network of community coalitions in Nebraska working to create a community consensus that clearly states that underage alcohol use is illegal, unhealthy and unacceptable. Since the organization's inception in 1995, the coalition has worked to address policies to reduce youth access and availability to alcohol through local municipalities, the state's alcohol control board, and the Unicameral. Nebraska is now at a critical time for its need to effectively begin addressing alcohol-related problems. This session will provide an overview of several years of specific policy objectives and the industry's attempt to derail standards to prevent underage drinking and other alcohol-related problems. Additionally, coordinated industry efforts to damage the credibility of community coalition and prevention organizations will be discussed.

Learning Areas:
Advocacy for health and health education
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Describe the process of citizen involvement in alcohol policy issues through work with local and state elected and appointed officials Assess the extent of local and statewide alcohol control policies Identify industry strategies to block research-based prevention efforts

Keywords: Alcohol, Advocacy

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have over 20 years of experience in the alcohol policy field.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.