253797 Development of a European action plan to reduce the harmful use of alcohol 2012-2020

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 3:10 PM

Lars Moller, MD , Alcohol an illicit drugs programme, World Health Organization, Copenhagen, Denmark
WHO/Europe supports its 53 Member States in the WHO European Region in developing and sustaining their national health policies, health systems and public health programmes; working to identify, prevent and overcome potential threats to health; anticipating future challenges; and advocating public health. Its work is a two-way exchange: gathering best expertise from key partners in national and international institutions, and analysing data and the research results to propose evidence-based public health interventions. This enables WHO/Europe to inform and advise countries on the most effective ways to improve the health of their populations. The presentation will focus on how a specific Action Plan to reduce the harmful use of alcohol was developed, adopted and planned for implementation, monitoring and evaluation

Learning Objectives:
Describe and discuss the process--from collecting evidence to adopting a policy paper with guidance from Member States.

Keywords: International Public Health, Public Health Policy

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the programme manager for Alcohol and Illicit Drugs programme at the WHO Regional Office for Europe.
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.