273341 Changing the culture of risky drinking using a public health approach

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 12:50 PM - 1:10 PM

Stephen W. Hargarten, MD, MPH , Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
This presentation will highlight how a community-academic partnership has worked together using the public health approach to change the culture of alcohol use in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The presenter will specifically describe the distinct role of the academic partner, along with strategies and lessons learned in applying a public health approach to build community support for long-term change to reduce alcohol-related injuries and deaths

Learning Areas:
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs

Learning Objectives:
Explain how the public health approach can be used to change alcohol norms in a community

Keywords: Alcohol Use, Injury Prevention

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a practioner of injury and violence prevention for more than 25 years.
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.